Plan for smooth traffic movement in Gurgaon

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Chandigarh, Oct 25 (UNI) In order to provide relief to the people of Gurgaon from traffic jam, the Haryana Government has mooted a plan for smooth movement of traffic throughout the city.

A consultant named Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd. has been engaged for this purpose, an official spokesman said here today.

The company, after conducting a survey, presented the draft of 'Integrated mobility plan for Gurgaon-Manesar urban complex' in presence of senior officers deputed in Gurgaon. The Director Town and Country Planning S S Dhillon was also present on the occasion when the powerpoint presentation was made by the company.

Suggestions for improvement in the mobility plan have been invited from the local officers. Mr Dhillon asked the officers to submit their suggestions on draft plan by November 10 so that the plan could be finalized.

He said similar plan was being prepared by the same company for Faridabad also.

The consultant company has prepared short term, medium and long term draft mobility plan for Gurgaon which is divided into three phases.

As per the proposed draft, the first phase is from 2008 to 2011, the second from 2011 to 2017 and the third phase is from 2017 to 2021.

Mr Dhillon told that while preparing this mobility plan, the population of Gurgaon is expected to increase up to 43 lakh by 2021 has been taken into consideration and by 2031, 59 lakh people are estimated to be employed in Gurgaon.

Apart from this, the traffic is also expected to pass through Gurgaon in high volume because of Reliance SEZ and other Economic Zones being developed surrounding the city.

On the basis of the survey, the company has laid down the requirements needed for making the movement of citizens and cargo smooth. They have assessed the volume of current traffic passing through the city, the parking facilities, road infrastructure, public transport system and the fatality rate.

Based on this analysis and the prospects of growth, the company has made proposals in their draft plan which was presented before the district officers.

In this plan, the ongoing projects like laying of metro corridor upto Sushant lok, construction of three peripheral roads besides KMP expressway for better connectivity with Delhi were also highlighted.

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