The integrated mobility plan is aimed at easing traffic in the heavily congested areas in the city.
Notably, the State Capital is dotted with thousands of unauthorised auto-rickshaws and buses that often lead to heavy traffic congestion because of lack of wide roads and dysfunctional traffic intersections, said a senior Lucknow Municipal Corporation official. “Errant auto-rickshaw and bus drivers stop their vehicles haphazardly on the roads because of lack of stoppages and traffic police monitoring,” he added.
An LMC official stated that three new flyovers would be built at Burlington crossing, GPO crossing and Sikanderbagh crossing where traffic jams have become a routine affair. Commuters have to face a lot of trouble due to cramped roads in the said areas.
The construction of flyover is also aimed at giving adequate walking space to pedestrians as per the guidelines of Smart City project which envisages strengthening of public transport system and creation of pedestrian zones.
The city which is also known for its historical monuments has seen tremendous growth in the population in the recent past, often attributed to better job opportunities for youth pouring in from across the state. Experts opined that despite the sharp spike in population, the government has done little to widen existing roads and strengthen public transport.
In addition to this, LMC is also planning to develop multilevel parking lots in markets and commercial areas in coordination with Traffic Police and Lucknow Development Authority.
|Get a chance to meet who's who of Smart Cities ecosystem in India including key policymakers from Central and State Governments. Join us at Smart Livable & Resilient City Conclave, Pune on 29-30 June, 2018 to explore business opportunities. Like and connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.|