Friday, March 9, 2012

Mobility plans for Jammu Srinagar

RITES likely to submit report in April

M/s RITES, which has been engaged by the Government for the preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plans for both the capital cities, is expected to submit its draft report in the month of April 2012.

This was stated by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in reply to the question of Bharat Bhushan.

"To address the issues of serious traffic congestion and jams in the capital cities, the State Government has engaged M/s RITES for preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plans (CMP)", he said, adding CMP would serve as a necessary basis for eventually formulating detailed project reports for any possible mass transport system in the twin capital cities.

About the traffic snarls on Canal Road, Talab Tillo, Paloura and other roads between Jewel Chowk and Mishriwala, the Chief Minister said that Traffic Police has put in place adequate deployment of manpower under the supervision of a Deputy Superintendent of Police to effectively manage the vehicular traffic on the Jewel Chowk-Akhnoor road stretch.

Traffic Police has also resorted to both permanent and temporary regulatory measures which include diversions and restrictions depending upon the nature and volume of traffic to effectively manage the traffic on the city roads.

"Appropriate action is also being initiated against the erring drivers for violation of traffic rules and regulations", he said while informing that during the last two years 297812 challans have been made and a fine of ` 433,06,974 realized from the offenders by the Traffic Police City Jammu.

The Chief Minister said that construction of 4th Tawi Bridge was in progress and after the completion of the bridge, the traffic congestion will be eased. The construction of approach road from Bhagwati Nagar, Lower Barnai (near TV Tower) on Akhnoor road has also been taken up which will act as alternate route for the Army as well as other traffic to and from Akhnoor, Rajouri and Poonch, he added.

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