Common mobility plan to tackle Ggn traffic bottleneck
Gururgam: In what can be considered one of the first strategic planning initiatives for an Indian metropolis, a Common mobility plan has been planned for Gurugram.
The CMP will be devised by Gurugram metropolitan development authority in collaboration with the School of planning and architecture (SPA).
The CMP promises to be the most authoritative survey on Gurugram's traffic challenges since 2009 when a similar study was conducted by Wilbur Smith Associates.
The CMP is seen to be one of the most comprehensive projects to be undertaken as the vital data shared under this survey is also to be used for designing the Gurugram-Manesar masterplan of 2031.
So far, efforts to improve mobility in Gurugram have focused mainly on conditions of vehicular traffic and the CMP is expected to rectify this approach.
According to an official at present in Gurugram, only 25 per cent of the primary road network in Gurugram has usable pavements, which adversely affects the common man who does not rely on cars.
At the moment, Gurugram's population is service improve mobility in Gurugram have focused mainly on conditions of vehicular traffic and the CMP is expected to rectify this approach
According to sources at the moment, Gurugram's population is serviced by about a 1,000-kilometre network of primary road networks.
The city witnesses about 17 lakh people, the current population that make about 20 lakh trips each day, two-thirds of which are within city limits. These estimates amount to a high passenger volume count.
However, there is no established mass transit system in Gurugram to meet the demand. Thus, the CMP is being drafted with the city's estimated population by 2030, which is about 30 lakh people
"There has been an increase in disorganised parking. Lack of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure also has more consequence today than it did in 2009, which is also the case when it comes to the absence of mass transit systems, such as buses and trains," said a senior official.
Besides the study by SPA, a recent report submitted by Gurugram traffic police to Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) identified six routes in the city to be unsafe for commuters and pedestrians due to poor road designs. These roads are HUDA City Centre, Sirhaul collection point, Shankar Chowk, Wazirabad Point, Artemis Road and Badshahpur bus stand junction.
"The expansion of Gurugram in the last 20 years has an adverse effect on road designs. As the traffic rush grew all of a sudden most of the areas were quickly developed into roads. In most cases, no heed was paid on proper diversions, design and structure. We are now trying to rectify the mistakes that were done earlier. We have also appointed a consultant to correct the designs of roads that have found to be unsafe," said an official from GMDA.