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‘Needs of every class will be included in Greater Raipur transportation plan’
14-05-2014

RAIPUR: Needs of every class will be included in the extensive transportation plan for Greater Raipur Region, said housing and environment secretary Sanjay Shukla.

Shukla stressed on preparation of a transportation plan, favourable for the coming 50 years for Raipur and nearby urban areas, according to the intention of the state government and keeping in mind the future needs.

He, terming the development of accessible transportation arrangement along with the development and extension of Raipur a big challenge, said to work on an extensive plan.

Addressing a one-day workshop on “Regional Mobility Plan for Greater Raipur Region,” Shukla said that public transportation could prove its significance only when it fulfils the needs of every group. He gave emphasis on formation of a core committee for the early preparation of transportation plan.

In the workshop, jointly organised by the Naya Raipur Development Authority and Lee Associate Asia, NRDA vice chairman SS Bajaj said that work is on in the direction of promoting cheap, easy and clean public transportation in Naya Raipur. He said that along with Raipur, large number of people from the nearby areas, including Bhilai and Durg, arrive in the city. Looking to that perspective, a plan is being prepared to speed up work on the all-round action plan. After preparation of the plan, it would be implemented in a phased manner. Participation of municipal corporation, municipality, nagar panchayat, government departments and other social organisations is important in the preparation of a useful regional mobility plan for the greater Raipur area, he added.

Bajaj said that the advisors, looking to the problems of transportation, road accidents, parking and security of other vehicles like cycle and rickshaw, would conduct survey and study for the preparation of regional mobility plan. Under the study, survey, study and analysis of social economic development, present land use and present situation of transport and problems of greater Raipur area would be done, he added.

The advisors will do scientific study and analysis through modern scientific system with the aid of computer software. Through which, plan would be prepared for development of such 15 important traffic squares in the greater Raipur region, which are problematic as far as transportation is concerned. The advisors will give suggestion regarding institutional arrangement for strategy for easy transportation in greater Raipur region and for its implementation.

The total area of Greater Raipur Region is 5155 square kms, in which, besides Durg-Bhilai and 19 urban areas coming under the effective limit of Raipur-Naya Raipur, 900 villages are included.