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Draft action plan to tackle traffic congestion

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GUWAHATI, Sept 21 � The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has chalked out an elaborate draft action plan to tackle traffic congestion in Guwahati on the GS Road from Khanapara to Bharalumukh. A Traffic Management Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of DC Kamrup (Metro) has been formed to ensure effective communication and coordination of the action plan.

Apart from recommending new approaches to improve the traffic action plan the committee would also monitor the effectiveness of changes and modifications. A high-level meeting held on Saturday under the presidentship of the DC, Kamrup (Metro) Dr M Angamuthu, decided to take up several measures to streamline the traffic movement and parking on the GS Road.

The entire streamlining would be done in consultation with the traffic police, transport department, PWD(R), GMC and GMDA. For effective implementation of the traffic action plan, the entire stretch from Khanapara to Bharalumukh has been divided into six zones and each zone would have a separate action plan. Zonal implementing committees would be formed under an Executive Magistrate and senior officials from transport department, city police, PWD, GMC and GMDA.

Apart from daily visits to the area allotted to them, such Zonal Committees would submit weekly reports to the chairman of the Traffic Management Advisory Committee.

The traffic management action plan for the entire zones would be finalised by November 30 next. Different NGOs and consultants would also be hired for preparation and implementation of the comprehensive traffic and parking management.

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Draft action plan to tackle traffic congestion

GUWAHATI, Sept 21 � The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has chalked out an elaborate draft action plan to tackle traffic congestion in Guwahati on the GS Road from Khanapara to Bharalumukh. A Traffic Management Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of DC Kamrup (Metro) has been formed to ensure effective communication and coordination of the action plan.

Apart from recommending new approaches to improve the traffic action plan the committee would also monitor the effectiveness of changes and modifications. A high-level meeting held on Saturday under the presidentship of the DC, Kamrup (Metro) Dr M Angamuthu, decided to take up several measures to streamline the traffic movement and parking on the GS Road.

The entire streamlining would be done in consultation with the traffic police, transport department, PWD(R), GMC and GMDA. For effective implementation of the traffic action plan, the entire stretch from Khanapara to Bharalumukh has been divided into six zones and each zone would have a separate action plan. Zonal implementing committees would be formed under an Executive Magistrate and senior officials from transport department, city police, PWD, GMC and GMDA.

Apart from daily visits to the area allotted to them, such Zonal Committees would submit weekly reports to the chairman of the Traffic Management Advisory Committee.

The traffic management action plan for the entire zones would be finalised by November 30 next. Different NGOs and consultants would also be hired for preparation and implementation of the comprehensive traffic and parking management.