Ropeways will play a vital role in reducing traffic: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that the `ropeways` will play a vital role in reducing traffic.

According to an official statement, the Central government is exploring various options to reduce traffic congestion in the cities, highways as well as remote areas. Ropeways will play vital role in reducing traffic, Gadkari said.

Nitin Gadkari was speaking on the occasion singing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Government of Maharashtra at Mumbai on Saturday.

Elaborating on the topic Nitin Gadkari said, “The ropeways will be developed in various parts of the state. Currently, NHAI has received 40 proposals for the same. The concerned department should submit DPR to proceed with the work faster. While constructing the ropeways, parking facilities, accommodation and food arrangements should be developed for the tourists in that area. This will increase the number of tourists. As the ropeways system is affordable, it will play a vital role in reducing traffic problems.”

Nitin Gadkari further said that a market should be developed for the sale of products in that area while constructing the ropeways. The priority should be given to the use of solar energy while providing facilities for vehicle charging. Urbanisation is increasing everywhere in the country and in such a situation, it is necessary to scientifically study transportation planning, the statement said.

He also said that by studying through the engineer academy, traffic will be eased and accidents will be reduced.

Gadkari further said that the Central Government is exploring various options to reduce traffic problems. We have built double layered fly-overs in cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Nagpur and Pune. The system is getting good results. In order to reduce traffic congestion, the use of new technology is very helpful.

During the event, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) and Maharashtra Urban Development Department (Government of Maharashtrra) signed an MoU for Development of Traffic Simulation Model in six cities in Maharashtra (Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar and Nashik). Apart from this National Highway Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) and Maharashtra Public Work Department signed an MoU for Ropeways development in the state.

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