Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung has promised to implement suggestions made by Hindustan Times to decongest the Capital’s crowded streets and choked arterial roads.
Hindustan Times, which has been running a campaign to unclog Delhi, presented a 10-point agenda to Jung on Friday.
The agenda, ‘10 ways to Unclog Delhi’, was prepared by HT with the help of experts on urban transport and mobility. Suggestions made by HT’s readers were also factored in.
Receiving the document, Jung said: “Delhi is grateful to HT for this initiative. The issues you have raised concern the very life of this city. We as an administration shall take forward your ideas and initiatives.”
Last week, HT had invited well-known urban transport and mobility experts to its office and discussed the reasons behind perennial traffic snarls on arterial and radial roads and the possible solutions to de-choke them.
The experts suggested several short-term and long-term measures, including strengthening public transport, improving last-mile connectivity, removing encroachments and illegal parking, implementing a better traffic management system, promoting cycling and motivating motorists to use public transport.
They suggested that a study be carried out to understand the present and future mobility needs of Delhi, based on which practical solutions could be worked out.
The panel of experts comprised former DDA commissioner AK Jain, advisor to Centre for Science and Environment and former UTTIPEC director Ashok Bhattacharjee, head of the department of transport planning at School of Planning and Architecture PK Sarkar, associate professor at SPA Dr Sewa Ram, ITDP director Nalin Sinha and principal scientist with Central Road Research Institute Dr K Ravinder.