Government plans blueprint for better transport

In order to deal with increasing traffic, road accidents and vehicular congestion and transportation hurdles, the Delhi Government has decided to prepare a blueprint to bring about necessary improvement in the public transport system of the city.

Experts from varied fields, including Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Indian Institute of Technology, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Plg. & Engg.) Centre (UTTIPEC), RITES, etc. have been invited to give their opinions on the matter.

A seminar dedicated to the safe and easy transport system will be organized by the government where these experts will help prepare the proposal. The experts will give their opinions on making public transport popular, safe and efficient.

Even as the construction of lines under the third phase of Delhi Metro is being done on fast-track basis, the Delhi Government has realized the need of making transport system friendlier and easier for daily commuters. The decision on blueprint was taken in a recent meeting called by the Delhi Transport Minister.

The seminar will focus on the connectivity of the National Capital Region to minimize road accidents and vehicular pollution. Comprising five sessions, the first session of the seminar will discuss the improving of connectivity of different modes of transport and regions, in which DMRC director (Operation) Sharat Sharma and the chairman of NCR Planning Board, Naini Jayaseelan will give lectures.

The second session will be on integrated planning for transport in Delhi. The focus of the next session will be on reduction in road fatalities and injuries.

Anumita Roy Chaudhary, Director CSE and Member Secretary, CPCB, will speak on curbing air pollution in Delhi in the subsequent session.