Committee formed to address Mumbai’s traffic woes

Committee formed to address Mumbai's traffic woes
The committee is headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) and comprises of officials from the BMC, BEST, MMRDA and MMRCL (Representational Image, Courtesy: Sunil Ghate)

The Mumbai police on Saturday constituted a committee to give suggestions on the issue of parking space and congestion in the city.

The Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) was named the head of the committee, which also includes officials from the Mumbai civic body, its transport wing BEST and state-run bodies MMRDA and MMRCL.

Even citizens can give their suggestions to the panel.

The committee has been asked to study various issues and problems related to parking and road congestion in Mumbai and give appropriate suggestions and recommendations.

The committee has been formed on the instructions of the Bombay High Court.

Earlier this week, a division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Girish Kulkarni, while hearing a PIL concerning the congestion near Kalbadevi, Chira Bazaar and Crawford Market areas, directed traffic police to use CCTV cameras to regulate traffic.

The bench asked traffic police why it wasn’t issuing e-challans to vehicles that were being parked illegally on the road, and pulled up the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for failing to remove encroachments and hawkers from the roads.


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