Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Gauhati High Court sets up panel to mitigate city traffic congestion

The Gauhati High Court has taken the initiative for formation of a committee comprising three officers

Gauhati High Court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Aug 2022 3:33 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court has taken the initiative for formation of a committee comprising three officers who will make a comprehensive assessment of the traffic congestion in Guwahati city and provide suggestions for manually handling the traffic congestion.

This step came on Thursday during hearing of a PIL (72/2016) filed by advocate Rita Das Mazumdar.

The committee in question will comprise the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Guwahati City; Deputy Municipal Commissioner, GMC; and an officer nominated by the Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA). In addition, the Secretary of the State Transport Department, Adil Hussain and the Inspector General of Police (Administration), Nitul Gogoi will serve as nodal officers in the committee, or above it if needed.

The committee will visit the main roads, markets and other places in the city where regular traffic congestions occur and make its suggestions about manually handling the traffic congestions in such areas. The court has allowed the officers of the committee to take the assistance of police staff as well for this purpose, if deemed necessary.

The committee has been asked to submit its first report by August 22 next.

The court also noted that the State Government has filed an affidavit in accordance with an earlier directive dated June 21 last and observed: "What has been stated in the affidavit is a good planning for the future. As stated in the affidavit, certain initiatives are to be started from 15.08.2022. The Transport Department and the concerned authorities in the State Government shall, therefore, apprise this Court about the said developments on the next date fixed (August 22)."

Also Read: Assam Transport department tightens noose around traffic offenders



Also Watch:

Next Story