Gurgaon to have integrated mobility plan soon

  • Gulam Jeelani, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Mar 19, 2016 00:51 IST
The Delhi Metro is crowded to the extent that people prefer to use private vehicles despite the frequent snarls. (Parveen Kumar/HT File)

Gurgaon will soon roll out an Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) to provide first to last mile connectivity. This may bring some relief to commuters, who have repeatedly pointed out the poor last-mile connectivity in Gurgaon.

Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash made the announcement on Friday during a meeting with different stake holders to resolve Gurgaon’s transport woes.

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has floated tenders to this effect and it will include all city roads maintained by different departments. As per the plan, the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS) will extend its cooperation to prepare the IMP to streamline transport in Gurgaon.

The meeting also decided to remove the jersey barriers placed ahead of Ambience Mall in the service lane of NH 8 on a trial basis for 15 days.

“If it enables smooth traffic, then these will be removed. But if commuters try to drive in the wrong direction after the barriers are removed, they will be installed again at the same place,” Satyaprakash said.

The DC also directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to clear encroachments on the service lanes of the expressway. The entry and exit points on the express way will also be widened and directions were given to the NHAI , Satyaprakash said.

The meeting also decided to request the excise department to relocate liquor vends located near the highway at least 100 metres from the road.

The DC also asked the authorities to replant trees obstructing the vision of drivers and leading to accidents.

“The trees will not be felled , rather, these will be uprooted and replanted at a suitable place,” Satyaprakash said.

Sub-divisional magistrate of Gurgaon north Vatsal Vashisth and secretary of regional transport authority Sushil Sarwan attended the meeting.

Gurgaon does not have an efficient public transport system and the Delhi Metro is crowded to the extent that people prefer to use private vehicles despite the frequent snarls.

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