Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Firm to study traffic, transport woes in City

Firm to study traffic, transport woes in City

VIJAY TIMES NEWS

Bangalore: The Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) will finalise a firm within 10 days to conduct the first-ever comprehensive traffic and transport study for Bangalore, which has gained significance with Metro Rail most likely to be started from mid-July.

The study is aimed at finding solution to the City's traffic and transport woes due to the absence of any agency to supervise and coordinate this sector.

Keeping the Metro rail in mind, the solutions would be implemented in stages by a committee comprising heads of all transport, traffic and civic bodies.

The planning would be designed to meet the City's traffic and transport needs for the next 25 years. Six firms have been shortlisted, K P Krishnan, managing director, KUIDFC, told Vijay Times.

With work on the 36-km first phase of the Rs 6,296-crore Metro Rail project expected to be initiated in mid-July, the study intends at initiating a systematic and co-ordinated effort involving all agencies to usher the much-needed discipline in traffic and transport aspects.

The study will take into account all the problems and implications of the Metro Rail in the City. This will also be worked upon by the committee with every agency's participation, he said.

Krishnan said, "Such an exercise will be directed to put in place a mechanism to make people follow rules and provide more convenience to them as they go about the City."

He said the six companies are now in the process of submitting their terms of references (ToR), including the time frame of the study and the draft proposal. "Our team will grant marks based on the ToR, and the highest scoring firm would be granted the contract to conduct the survey

1 Comments:

At Monday, July 4, 2005 at 3:50:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to know someone is hard at work on this most urgest problem. I suggest a massive program to intall traffic lights etc. I spent 10 days there and would love to return and the traffic situation is my only hesitation...

 

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