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‘Master Plan’ to solve Mumbai’s Traffic Congestion

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is all set to solve the traffic congestion problem. Thus the civic body has come up with an all level action plan which will be designed in consultation with Canada based ‘LEA Associates South Asia’, a firm in the field engineering and planning solutions

bmcMumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is all set to solve the traffic congestion problem. Thus the civic body has come up with an all level action plan which will be designed in consultation with Canada based ‘LEA Associates South Asia’, a firm in the field engineering and planning solutions. The firm is supposed to submit its report within eight months after studying the traffic situation in the city and then the traffic problems will be solved step by step.

 Considering the present congestion problem and the future problems, the BMC has appointed the consultant to deal with the problem on all level action based plan.

Talking with Prahaar, Dattatray Dikshit, Chief Engineer, Road and Traffic department, BMC, said, “The consulting firm will do a detailed survey of the present traffic situation and would also plan to deal with the future problems, he said.

The consulting firm is supposed to submits its detailed report within the span of eight months.

What will the report contain?

The report would have following details:

Survey of the commuters traveling by BEST Buses, Railways, Cars, Taxis, Auto Rickshaws, Cycles, Mono Rails, etc. with the help of data from MMRD, PWD, Railways and BEST administration with latest information about their numbers, present condition and timings, etc.

The information will be used to develop the computer based application system, and for survey of the vehicle parking lots, Direction sign boards, Junctions and under construction roads, checking of various signal system and fixing new signals at necessary locations, etc.

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