Public consultation on traffic congestion for action plan sought for Ahmedabad

Insisting that there should be public consultation on how to improve parking problems in order to have an action plan for Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s environmental NGO Paryavaran Mitra, in a letter to Gujarat chief secretary JN Singh said that traffic congestion in the city has been aggravated on account of unplanned construction activities everywhere. “Shopping malls and hospitals violate Business Use permit rules for parking”, the letter says.
Pointing out that while there are two lakh rickshaws in the city, the letter says, as against this, there exist “very few” rickshaw stands”, one reason why they are parked in a haphazard manner. It further says, while the city has Ola, Uber and other privately run taxis, but there are no taxi stands for them, adding, nor is there any space for street hawkers.
The letter follows traffic cops swooping down on individual vehicles across the city following a High Court order.

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