Guwahati traffic menace: High Court sets up Committee to find solution

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Currently, the state government has been installing an integrated traffic management system
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Guwahati: A three member committee formed by Gauhati high court to begin a ground survey shortly to prepare a comprehensive assessment of the traffic congestion in Guwahati city and provide suggestions for manually handling the traffic congestion.

The court formed the committee in response to a public interest litigation filed by advocate Rita Das Mazumdar seeking the court’s intervention in checking the traffic menace in the city.

With undergoing constructions at many vital points and alleged mismanagement of traffic department in the city have resulted in traffic congestions in major roads of the city throughout the day. Commuters have been complaining about the situation for long.

As per the high court, the committee will be comprised of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Guwahati City; Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation and an officer nominated by the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA).

In addition, the Secretary of the State Transport Department, Adil Hussain and the Inspector General of Police (Administration), Nitul Gogoi will also act as nodal officers in the committee.

The high court has directed the committee to visit all the major traffic points, markets and other places and recommend remedies for reducing the plight of the commuters.

The court has asked the committee to submit its preliminary report by August 22 next.

Already the state government has apprised the court that several initiatives would start from August 15 to ease the traffic congestion in the city. The court also asked the state government to submit the details by the next hearing. Currently, the state government has been installing an integrated traffic management system (ITMS).

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