GMDA discusses transportation issues; devises plan to decongest roads
Gurugram: The first ever meeting of Resident Advisory Council (RAC) of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) was held on Friday at PWD rest house in Gurugram to discuss ongoing development work and plan a roadmap in the city.
The meeting was chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of GMDA and Principal Secretary of Urban Local Bodies V Umashankar.
GMDA officials discussed the plan for the remodeling work of Huda City Centre Metro Station intersection in order to facilitate traffic movement. The officials said that efforts are being made to overcome traffic congestion problem at this crossing. The road would be signal free once the flyover and underpass get operational. The flyover is planned to start by January 31, 2020.
An action plan was prepared to solve the problem of traffic jam at Atul Kataria Chowk. The GMDA officials in the meeting said that underpass is being constructed at Atul Kataria Chowk on the road leading from Sheetla Mata Temple Road to NH-48 and a flyover is being constructed at Old Delhi Road from Mahavir Chowk to Kapashera. A provision of cycle track and footpath have also been made along this road.
During the meeting, the official briefed that a visual study has been carried out to make a smooth movement of traffic at Mahavir Chowk and Maharaja Agrasen Chowk. Also, a detailed renovation and remodeling work of various intersections of the city including Umang Bhardwaj Chowk to Hero Honda Chowk and village Ghata to Vatika Chowk were discussed.
In the meeting, DCP Traffic Himanshu Garg informed that a detailed action plan is being prepared for the installation of fare meters on auto rickshaws in the district. He said, “The fare meters installed in auto rickshaws will be GPS enabled, which will be monitored at the newly developed Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC). This will help commuters to register their complaints against the auto driver.”
He said that old diesel auto rickshaws will banned in the district from January 1. “As part of the buyback policy, work is underway to provide e-rickshaws to the drivers by purchasing their old diesel autos so that no harm will be caused on their livelihood,” he said.
Various issues including drinking water supply, sewerage, re-cycled water, strom water management were also discussed in detail.
RS Rathee, MCG Councillor and member of the Residenst Advisory Commitee said, “We have suggested key development issues including metro connectivity to Old City and Delhi Airport, improvement of railway facilities, setting up of modern bus terminals, road connectivity from Gurugram to Delhi Nelson Mandela Road and maintenance of green belt of all Sector Roads of New Gurugram.”