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LG Mathur convenes meeting on de-congestion of traffic in Leh town

Last Updated on February 9, 2021 at 8:36 pm

With the aim to facilitate the increasing concern of traffic congestion in Leh town and the adjoining areas, LG Mathur chaired a meeting at Raj Niwas today to discuss possible solutions.

Advisor to LG Umang Narula, Commissioner Secretary Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Divisional Commissioner/Secretary Transport  Saugat Biswas, ADG Satish Khandare, Deputy Commissioner  Sachin Kumar Vaishya, SSP Rajiv Pandey, RTO Tsering Paldan, Director Urban Development,  Zahida Bano and SP Traffic Rafi Giri attended the meeting.

The traffic police department gave a detailed presentation on the prevailing traffic concerns on the basis of a detailed survey undertaken in Leh and the plausible solutions. While highlighting the safety of pedestrians, the presentation proposed strategies for pedestrian safety, car parking areas and implementation of public transportation such as buses and e-rickshaws etc for de-congestion of Leh town.

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As per a report by RTO Leh, it was pointed out that a 26.17 % increase in vehicular registered was observed in Ladakh in 2020, while 26,000 vehicles were registered in Leh as of date.

LG Mathur lauded  the efforts made to analyze and understand the issues and stated that a committee be formed under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner in consultation with all stakeholders for the implementation of  the suggested solutions which must ultimately cater to comfort of the local people as well as the tourists.

Pointing out the need of a beautification drive within the Leh town and nearby areas, LG Mathur suggested initiation of work on the said front by utilization of the existing infrastructure.

Further, he directed the concerned departments to put in place the solutions before the onset of the tourist season.