NDITA, IIT-Kgp to chalk out traffic mgmt plans for Sector V
Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) along with IIT Kharagpur will chalk out a traffic management plan for Sector V.
A team from IIT under Professor Debapratim Pandit along with senior officials of NDITA will go around Sector V in a bus on Monday to make an on the spot survey. The NDITA has already given street numbers in Sector V and soon signages will be put up. The signages will display the time to reach a place on foot to facilitate pedestrians. The proposal to lay a graded cycle track will be studied by the IIT team.
As most of the IT offices are housed in Sector V and people from different areas come for work, having a foolproof traffic system has become essential. It may be recalled that last week, a person was killed in a road accident in Sector V.
Apart from private cars, large number of commercial vehicles come to the area every day. Most of the drivers of the vehicles have a tendency to drive the cars very fast causing serious threats to the pedestrians. To address all the problems, a wholistic traffic management plan with short term and long term effects will be chalked out.
An eight storey car park with shops on the ground floor is coming up in NDITA. It will be constructed by Mackintosh Burn. The firm will also provide consultancy. The proposed car park will come up on one acre of land. The vehicles will drop people at the site and then they will walk down to reach their destination. The parking plaza will have tea shops and toilets in each floor.
Construction of diet roads will be considered for Sector V. Urban areas which are not big in size, diet roads are introduced for traffic management. The width of the roads is reduced so that a car can go with slow speed and people can walk to reach their destinations.
There is also a proposal to use the roads by cars with odd and even numbers. This is an alternative to the one way traffic system.