Final hearing on traffic decongestion plan today
An automobile association has filed an application in the court terming the government’s recommendations to decongest city roads as “insufficient and impractical”, reports HT Correspondent.mumbai Updated: Sep 15, 2009 01:14 IST
An automobile association has filed an application in the court terming the government’s recommendations to decongest city roads as “insufficient and impractical”.
The high court has kept the final hearing of the plea, filed by non-governmental organisation Bombay Environmental Action Group seeking the implementation of the traffic restrain scheme (TRS) to decongest city roads, on Tuesday.
The TRS was formulated by the V.M. Lall Committee in 2000 with the intention of decongesting the city roads.
“The suggestions/recommendations by the government to decongest city roads are insufficient and impractical and also do not consider consequences effect of their implementation” states the application filed by Western India Automobile Association (WIAA).
The affidavit by Nitin Dossa, chairman, WIAA, states the recommendations given by the government are “in nature of proposals, without any concrete plan of action.”
Besides, the government has not yet come out with any time frame to implement its plan to curb traffic congestion despite an earlier order by the high court, the affidavit adds.
More parking spaces in the island city and suburbs are proposed but still remain unimplemented. The proposals are trapped at various levels of the government, the affidavit further adds.