Urban parking policy will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: State urban
parking policy will be implemented to ensure smooth and safe traffic in cities
of the state. The policy was endorsed at a meeting of state-level Unified
Metropolitan Transport Council chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
here on Tuesday.
Home Minister Babulal
Gaur, Urban Development and Environment Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, Finance
Minister Jayant Malaiya, Public Relations Minister Rajendra Shukla and Revenue
Minister Rampal Singh attended the meeting.
Objective of the urban
parking policy is to increase pace of vehicles movement and making cities
traffic jam-free. The Chief Minister said that parking projects should be
chalked out on the basis of specific needs of various cities. Project should be
practical and convenient for people. It was informed that under the policy,
city-wise integrated parking infrastructure will be developed and managed.
Modern technique will
be used in parking management, which will be managed under PPP mode. In it,
land will be used a wealth. Parking fund will be constituted for effective
parking management. Parking-related pilot projects will be implemented in
The meeting was
informed that comprehensive mobility plans of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and
Ujjain have been chalked out. DPRs of metro light trains of Bhopal and Indore
have been prepared. It was suggested at the meeting that rural and urban
transport policies should be integrated.
In view of increasing
number of vehicles posts in traffic police should be increased. Chief Secretary
Anthony de Sa, Principal Secretary Urban Development SN Mishra, Commissioner
Urban Administration Sanjay Shukla and Secretary to CM Vivek Agrawal were also
present in the meeting.