The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) submitted its inception report of the Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) on Wednesday for easing traffic movement in Ghaziabad.
Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) had roped in the CRRI in February to prepare a CMP for traffic management in the city. The plan is to be prepared over a period of 9 months.
GDA officials said that the inception report includes the plan of action of the CRRI regarding their work.
“The inception report includes details of the methodology, various stakeholders and preliminary idea regarding how they would conduct their work,” said Ishtiyak Ahmed, Chief Architect and Town Planner of GDA.
The GDA had also asked for a short term mobility plan for traffic management in Modinagar, Indirapuram and other busy stretches in the city almost a month back. “The CRRI has now asked for another week for submission of the report,” Ahmed said.
“We will submit a detailed report for the short term mobility plan once we have the base plan of the areas. The base plan includes details of the roads, traffic movement, etc. We have sought a base plan of the city’s connectivity from the Public Works Department. Once we have the plan, the short term report will be prepared in a week. We require two days for preparing the report and another few days for implementing it at the ground level,” said Subhash Chand, a scientist with CRRI.
Speaking about the CRRI’s detailed plan for the city's traffic management, Chand gave City Spidey an overview of the upcoming plan.
“We are considering the major traffic corridors which include stretches like UP Gate to Mohan Nagar, Mohan Nagar to New Bus Stand, Hapur Road, Chaudhary Mod to Lal Kuan, NH 58, etc. We have kept Modinagar and Indirapuram on top priority. Modinagar has dense build up on both sides of NH34 which passes through the area. Further, it also has many commercial set ups and multiple roads connected with the high way. Some of the roads need to be closed. For Indirapuram, we are planning to regulate the roads opening on NH24. As of now, all the roads are open as construction work is undergoing on the highway. Movement on the internal roads will also be regulated by implementing one-way traffic, management of intersections, parking restrictions, coordination with RWAs, etc,” Chand said.
Chand further added that the CRRI was planning to recommend the management of the roads opening on Sucheta Kriplani Marg. The Marg runs along Indirapuram near the Hindon canal.
“There are around 18 feeder roads both narrow and wide which feed traffic to the Sucheta Kriplani Marg. The narrower ones will be closed leaving the wider ones for feeding traffic. This will shift some traffic load on the inner roads and relieve the main roads. Similarly, the bridges on Hindon canal which connect Indirapuram to Vasundhara and Vaishali will be managed. One way traffic may also be implemented on the irrigation department’s road running along the canal,” Chand further said.