City transport plan on anvil
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Srinagar, Nov 13: A futuristic transport policy would be formulated within two months to rationalize and streamline traffic system in the City.
The new transport policy would be in tune with the national transport policy in vogue throughout the country.
The nitty-gritty of the new transport policy was discussed at a meeting convened here Friday by the Vice-Chairman Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) Kifayat Hussain Rizvi. Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, Muhammad Anees, Chief Town Planner, Muneer Ahmad Khan, SSP Traffic Kashmir, Showkat Sarwar, Senior Town Planner SDA Javaid Hussain Shah, representatives of the Town Planning Organisation Kashmir and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation attended the meeting.
The meeting decided to get suggestions from various line departments to prepare request for the proposal to formulate short, medium and long-term city transport policy. “The Government has arranged funds under JNNURM for upgradation of urban transport facilities in Srinagar and Jammu cities and our priority must be to make optimum utilization of these funds,” Rizvi told the meeting.
The meeting observed that while for the long-term measures, some reputed consultancy with expertise in transport could be engaged, on the short and medium-term fronts, some coordinated measures need to be taken immediately to streamline the swelling transport in the city.
The meeting decided that while issuing building permissions, it would be ensured that all the commercial sites provide proper parking facilities, otherwise no building permission should be granted.
It was decided in the meeting that a joint team of SDA, SMC, Transport Department, Traffic Police and R&B Department would be constituted to ensure removal of bottlenecks from the city roads. The team would also oversee the removal of footpath vendors, misuse of roads for parking and rationalization of sumo and matador stands in and around the city.
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