Omar reviews mobility plan for Srinagar, Jammu
RITES Presents Draft Proposal
New Delhi, Nov 1: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reiterated the need for putting in place a comprehensive mobility plan for the twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar to streamline the traffic and make plying of transport hassle free.
“There is urgent need of addressing traffic management in the twin capitals of the State”, Omar said and emphasized on coordinated efforts by Transport, Housing, R&B and other concerned departments in this direction.
Chief Minister made these observations after going through the power point presentation of the draft mobility plan prepared by RITES for Srinagar and Jammu cities.
Omar asked the Planning Department to obtain inputs from various state departments concerned with the project so that the government moves ahead on the reports presented by RITES in this regard.
In the draft city mobility plan, RITES has identified areas requiring focused attention to improve and upgrade traffic management in Srinagar and Jammu. It has also suggested short and long term measures for improvement of transport scenario in these cities. It has flagged critical infrastructure needs for upgrading mobility within the cities keeping in view the traffic growth and consequent challenges upto 2030.
RITES has also suggested implementation of mass transport system like Monorail, Bus Rapid Transport System, In-land Waterways transport system, development of parking spaces and widening of roads.
Chief Secretary Madav Lal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister B B Vyas, Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
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