WESTERN REGION Power Distribution Company (MPEB) has submitted an estimate of Rs 3.37 lakh as shifting cost for electrical poles and transformers from four locations in the western part of the City.
They include shifting 10 poles and three transformers from Subhash Chowk to Bada Ganpati and from Yashwant Road Junction, Narsing Bazaar Junction and Malganj Junction.
It has submitted another estimation of Rs 2.09 lakh to shift the same from seven locations in the eastern part of the City. These areas include Marimata Junction, Palasia Tiraha, Vandana Petrol Pump, Chhoti Gwaltoli (Rachana hotel), DRP Dargah Tiraha, Ranipura Turning and Ranipura Police Quarter.
The power distribution company has been told that electricity poles and transformers obstruct traffic flow at above locations. The agencies that constructed the roads will bear the shifting cost.
Similarly, a proposal of Rs 40.07 lakh has been put forth to paint road markings on 20 roads stretching over 44 km. This includes 37 km length of main roads.
Meanwhile, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) that has been financing the annual road markings for past several years has refused to contribute more than Rs 10 lakh owing to fiscal constraints and asked other agencies to pool in the funds for the purpose.
The road markings are to be painted on Jawahar Marg, RNT Marg, Y N Road, Subhash Marg, Kanadiya Road, Malwa Mill – Rajkumar Bridge et al.
The traffic department has placed a proposal of Rs 1.75 crore as renovation cost for traffic signals at City’s 35 road junctions as part of traffic reform. The department has installed unipolar cantilever traffic signals at Tower Chouraha among few places in the City and intends to have similar ones at other places.
All these proposals were placed at the traffic coordination committee meeting held for betterment of City’s traffic at Commissionerate on Thursday. Apart from electricity poles and dangerous trees, the committee has identified Treasure Island among 22 major commercial buildings in Indore with parking problems.