City to get 27 more traffic signals by June 15: Dy CM
Reviews traffic management system, parking facilities in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, MAY 24: Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand has asked Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation to ensure installation of traffic signals on remaining 27 identified intersections by June 15 so that traffic management system could be improved further in Srinagar City.
“Deputy Chief Minister was reviewing the progress of plan- taken up to streamline traffic system, creation of parking facilities and installation of hoardings here at an officers meeting,” an official handout said.
Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Suresh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad, IGP, Traffic, Muneer Ahmed Khan, Vice Chairman, SDA, Farooq Renzushah, Vice Chairman, LAWADA, Irfan Yasin, Commissioner, SMC, Dr GN Qasba were present on the occasion.
Dr Qasba informed that the work on the installation of remaining traffic signals has been started while such signals stand already installed at seven intersections.
While reviewing the installation of hoardings in Srinagar, the Deputy Chief Minister instructed the SMC and traffic police to remove all un-authorized hoardings installed on traffic booths and other places.
Dr Qasba informed that 200 unauthorized hoardings have been removed during this month and assured that remaining hoardings would be removed by this week.
Regarding creation of parking facilities, the Deputy Chief Minister directed VC, LAWADA to arrange alternate parking space at Nishat so that parking space in front of the garden is closed for the convenience of the tourists. VC, SDA was asked to make all the parking spaces operational.
Emphasizing for maintaining inter departmental coordination, Tara Chand said that building permission should be given only to those commercial complexes having earmarked sufficient parking space in their building plans. He directed Commissioner, SMC to take regular field visits of the City to check illegal constructions, if any, coming up against the norms of Srinagar Master Plan.
Commissioner, SMC was also instructed to launch a drive against footpath vendors. He was directed to mobilize the checking squads and ensure checking of food adulteration. Regarding checking of food adulteration, the Commissioner was asked to collect at least 50 samples daily for laboratory analysis.
The Deputy Commissioner offered every assistance to all the officers in launching drive against defaulters.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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