Guru Ram Dass School of Planning at the Guru Nanak Dev University will conduct a nine-week comprehensive study on Amritsar with a special focus on the problem of traffic congestion and the city' rich heritage.
A meeting was held to finalise the modalities of the study and seek cooperation from various departments of the district administration at the university campus on Friday. Municipal corporation commissioner Dharampal Gupta attended the meeting along with other officials.
Head of the School Prof. Balwinder Singh said, "The study will asses the volume of traffic at various junctions in the city, which would help in formulating plans to tackle the problem of traffic congestion in a more effective manner." The study would concentrate on problems of engineering of the roads and squares. Students of the department would complete the study as part of their annual project.
"Around 35 students would participate in the task. They would also identify all the heritage buildings in the city."
Faculty members of the department Sunanda Sharma and BS Sekhon gave presentations on the meeting. The school has also drafted guidelines for the establishment of a Heritage Cell in Amritsar municipal corporation, which will help conserve important building and areas in the city.
A draft copy of the guidelines was released and handed over to the MC commissioner on Friday.