Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

One-family-one-car-formula mooted


GUWAHATI, July 25 - Should Guwahatians be made to adopt the one-family-one-car formula to check the ever-increasing traffic snarls? At least the Court Commissioner entrusted with the job to devise ways and means to ease traffic congestion in Guwahati by the Gauhati High Court feels so.

The Court Commissioner concerned would place this suggestion among others in his assessment report before the Court on Monday.

�The one-family-one-car formula can be introduced by dint of the provisions in the Motor Vehicles Act where the administration can streamline the process of selling of vehicles. I am open for more such suggestions from the public in general,� advocate RC Das, the High Court-appointed Commissioner/Counsel told The Assam Tribune.

�Das was appointed to assess the traffic scenario in Guwahati and suggest measures, by the division bench comprising Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao and Justice PK Saikia on July 14 in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a number of residents of Guwahati last year.

Among other suggestions which are scheduled to be placed before the Court on Monday, advocate RC Das, the Court Commissioner also vouched for installation of close circuit television cameras in all bus stops in Guwahati. Stoppage time duration of city buses must be regularised and the violators must be imposed heavy fines amounting to not less than Rs 1,000 to fetch desired results in the long run, he said.

In his list of suggestions, which he has prepared in consultation with the people of Guwahati, it is insisted that all the shopping malls in Guwahati must have a provision for parking of at least 300 vehicles and that about 20 hydraulic parking systems should be constructed in the capital city to cater to the parking needs.

�I have also asked for immediate introduction of parking facilities in the erstwhile Central Jail campus in Fancy Bazar. Although a decision was taken in this regard a long time back, nothing concrete has come up as yet,� Das said referring to his field visit to the area along with other traffic-congested localities and routes of Guwahati.

�Once there are enough designated provisions, parking of vehicles on the either side of the road should be banned,� Das said, adding, �For the busy GS Road, there should be provision for parking area after every one kilometre stretch, if feasible,� Das commented.

�There are also suggestions to widen roads and improve the condition of some of the congested link roads near places like Silpukhuri, Lamb Road and congested places like Fancy Bazaar and Athgaon-Gosala areas,� he stated.

Suggestions on strict regularisation of street vendors, shifting of GMC Office from Uzanbazar to the GMDA building at Bhangagarh will also feature in the report.

Next Story