The issue of increasing traffic in Nagpur has become a matter of concern for administration as daily commuters are heavily affected due to it.
In order to make proper arrangements for auto stands and parking in the city, Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Monday, chaired a meeting with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) officials regarding the availability of space for Ola/Uber cabs and the location of auto stands in the city.
Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade, Leader of the Opposition Sandeep Jadhav, Leader of the Opposition Tanaji Vanve, Pratod Divya Dhurde, Senior Councillor Sunil Agarwal, Additional Commissioner Jalaj Sharma, Transport Planning Officer Shakil Niazi, Inspector of Police (Transport) Ajay Kumar Malviya, Regional Transport Officer Vinod Jadhav, General Manager of Smart City Dr Pranita Umredkar were present during the meet.
Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari said that in addition to the existing 255 auto stands in the city, new colonies should be inspected and a proposal for new auto stand should be submitted within a month.
Furhter, in addition to the auto stands, new stands for Ola/ Uber cabs should also be set up in crowded places like railway stations, airports, bus stands, various market areas in the city, etc.
The Mayor also instructed to provide stands for freight vehicles in areas like Itwari and Gandhibagh.
“Illegal parking is being done in many areas of Nagpur. As a result, the city is witnessing traffic jams in many areas. To address this, the Regional Transport Officer, the Traffic Planning Officer and the Inspector of Police (Traffic) should jointly inspect the area and provide parking space to the citizens,” he said.
“Illegal parking is mostly witnessed in areas like Gitanjali Chowk, CA Road, Mayo Hospital Complex, Daga Hospital Complex, Gandhibagh Market, Nandanvan Road, Sakkardara, Budhwar Bazar, Gokulpeth, Bhagwaghar Chowk, etc.,” the Mayor said.
In this regard, the mayor issued an order to take action against citizens involved in illegal parking.
Under the Smart City project, Centre’s Ministry of Urban and Housing constructed cycle tracks in the Civil Lines area of the city.
However, citizens have been using the tracks to park their vehicles, which is encouraging the people to ride bicycles. Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari directed the administration to take strict action against such citizens.