The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik viewed a detailed presentation on the Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corridor proposals presented before it by the Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD).
Various elevated, underground and integrated corridorproposals were critically analyzed during the presentation in terms offeasibility, suitability and other merits/de-merits besides the financesinvolved. Broadly, the Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corridor proposals envisagephase wise development of various corridors connecting the city extremitieswith each other with many in between boarding and de-boarding stations.
The need for developing Mass Transit Corridor in SrinagarCity is being increasingly felt, owing to inadequate capacity of the existingroads within the city to cater to the ever increasing volume of traffic movingin and out of the city, not up to the mark bus services, traffic congestion andthe shrinking walking strips to name a few. The ambitious Mass Rapid TransitCorridor Project is a major initiative of the Government to address thisinadequacy and keeping in view the future requirements of transportation &mobility in the city.
After considering various options, the SAC approved the'Elevated Corridor Option' for Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corridor, deemed tobe the best option. SAC further advised the Housing and Urban DevelopmentDepartment that wherever feasible, the Elevated Corridor shall be at groundlevel and designed in a manner as would add to the aesthetic value of thesurrounding landscape.
The DPRs for both Srinagar and Jammu Mass Rapid TransitSystems will be ready by June, 30, 2019.