Govt hires UMTC for survey of better Traffic management plan in city

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SRINAGAR:- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday reviewed the progress of traffic management plan in the city.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Chief Engineer R&B, SSP Traffic, RTO Kashmir, Deputy Director Planning and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

Div Com was informed that government will hire Urban Mass Transit Company Limited (UMTC) for survey of traffic studies at various traffic congestion spots in the summer capital. Later the company will submit a complete report to the state government for better traffic management plan.

Div Com directed Chief Engineer R&B to complete all legal formalities with UMTC immediately so that the company will start the survey work and submit it in a time bound manner.

Khan also directed the SSP traffic to work with close coordination with UMTC so that they will not face any kind of difficulty while performing their survey.

Div Com reviews progress of Rajbagh Bridge

 Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Tuesday convened a meeting to review the progress of Rajbagh bridge being constructed over river Jhelum opposite Abdullah Bridge at Rajbagh, Srinagar.

Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Chief Engineers of R&B and I&FC, MD JKPCC, Chief Town Planner, SSP Traffic and other concerned officials attended the meeting.

The meeting was informed that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a review meeting had passed directions for converting the Rajbagh bridge into footbridge having a cycle track as well.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned to initiate measures in this regard so that the bridge can be opened soon for pedestrians and cyclists.

Later, Khan also reviewed the proposal of Twin Bridge which will be constructed adjacent to Abdullah Bridge after completing all the requisite formalities.

The Chief Engineer R&B appraised that the work on the bridge will be taken up only after conducting of engineering studies by the concerned Departments of Traffic, Irrigation & Flood control and Town Planning Organization.

The Div Com directed the officers including Chief Engineer ERA to conduct a joint site inspection of the proposed bridge site on May 11 and furnish a detailed report in this regard

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