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Korean firm conducts study to ease Guwahati traffic

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GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - South Korean firm ISAN Corporation has conducted a study and prepared a detailed project report for a road safety pilot project proposed to be implemented in the 23-km Jalukbari-Bharalumukh-Ulubari-Khanapara stretch.

Christened as the Safe Corridor Demonstration Project, the Rs 96-crore project has been conceptualised as part of the World Bank aided Assam State Road Project.

�The DPR has been submitted to the government. There are several stakeholders, including the police, transport, GMC, GMDA, etc., who will have to implement the project. ISAN Corporation, which provides engineering consultancy services, will monitor the implementation,� official sources told The Assam Tribune.

There are three components of the project � civil works, signalisation and a control room. The control room will be under the traffic police and it will monitor and control the signal system. This component of the project alone is estimated to cost around Rs 60 crore with fibre connectivity and system equipment.

The DPR also proposes cameras to capture traffic rule offenders at vulnerable junctions and subsequent issuing of e-challans. �Besides, several new engineering features have been proposed by the company, including signalised pedestrian crossing facility, median fencing, fencing along footpath and bus bays,� the sources said.

The channelisation of traffic will be done suing various other means like detouring at certain junctions to reduce conflict points. Pedestrians will be able to cross the road only at designated points which will be around 150-200 metres apart. The study has also suggested no-parking zones in certain stretches of the road.

A meeting of stakeholders is likely to be held soon to discuss implementation of the project. �If it is successful, we will adopt the model in other parts of the city,� the sources added.

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Korean firm conducts study to ease Guwahati traffic

GUWAHATI, Dec 9 - South Korean firm ISAN Corporation has conducted a study and prepared a detailed project report for a road safety pilot project proposed to be implemented in the 23-km Jalukbari-Bharalumukh-Ulubari-Khanapara stretch.

Christened as the Safe Corridor Demonstration Project, the Rs 96-crore project has been conceptualised as part of the World Bank aided Assam State Road Project.

�The DPR has been submitted to the government. There are several stakeholders, including the police, transport, GMC, GMDA, etc., who will have to implement the project. ISAN Corporation, which provides engineering consultancy services, will monitor the implementation,� official sources told The Assam Tribune.

There are three components of the project � civil works, signalisation and a control room. The control room will be under the traffic police and it will monitor and control the signal system. This component of the project alone is estimated to cost around Rs 60 crore with fibre connectivity and system equipment.

The DPR also proposes cameras to capture traffic rule offenders at vulnerable junctions and subsequent issuing of e-challans. �Besides, several new engineering features have been proposed by the company, including signalised pedestrian crossing facility, median fencing, fencing along footpath and bus bays,� the sources said.

The channelisation of traffic will be done suing various other means like detouring at certain junctions to reduce conflict points. Pedestrians will be able to cross the road only at designated points which will be around 150-200 metres apart. The study has also suggested no-parking zones in certain stretches of the road.

A meeting of stakeholders is likely to be held soon to discuss implementation of the project. �If it is successful, we will adopt the model in other parts of the city,� the sources added.