World Bank to decongest city traffic

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    November 7, 2015 | 06:08 AM
World Bank initiative to decongest city traffic

The World Bank will carry out a survey in the city to reduce traffic congestion, principal secretary of state transport department, Alapan Bandyopadhyay said on Friday.

The World Bank will also carry out a survey to integrate various transport options Rs bus, metro, tram, mono rail, auto rickshaw - - in the city, said a representative from the World Bank. World Bank representatives on Friday conducted a workshop in this regard at a city hotel. Introduction of integrated ticketing system, route rationalisation were also discussed at the workshop.

Bandyopadhyay along with senior transport department officials were present at the workshop. Transport experts and officials from London, Singapore, Korea and Bogata participated in the workshop. The World Bank will place a report before the state transport department after the survey is completed.

Earlier,the transport department had sought suggestions and ideas from World Bank representatives to revive sick state-run transport corporations.

The survey would aim to integrate the various modes of transport in the city and its suburbs. A World Bank official said three global consultants would draw up a blueprint of integrating bus routes, among several other aspects. The World Bank will also conduct a survey to improve water transport. The study will begin work on a singleticketing system for the various modes of transport and clutter-free pathways which will connect the ghats to the nearest points of transport.

The Bank will also conduct a survey to improve water transport.