In a move to fast track its efforts to find solutions to some of the burning physical and infrastructure issues of the city, the Corporation has announced a slew of major meetings in the coming days. Though the dates for the meets have not been finalised, the Corporation has initiated preparations for the same.
A meeting of the ‘Traffic Regulatory Committee’, a statutory body with Mayor as chairman and City Police Commissioner as convener, would meet soon to find a way out for the traffic-related issues on MG Road.
The committee comprises the Regional Transport Officer and officials of the PWD and Revenue Departments. At present, traffic is in chaos in the heart of the city due to the construction activities of the Metro Rail. Traffic jams are a regular feature near the two bus stops in the area. Complaints are pouring in that the Metro Rail authorities were not sharing information with the Corporation. The meeting is supposed to discuss all these aspects.
The ‘Traffic Regulatory Committee’ plays a pivotal role in solving various issues related to the regulation of autorickshaws in the city.
Apart from this, two special council meetings will be convened to solve issues pertaining to various road development and drinking water related schemes in the city. The Thammanam-Pulleppady road widening, construction of much-delayed Pachalam Railway Over Bridge and Atlantis Railway Over Bridge, development of Goshree-Mamangalam road and widening of South Railway Overbridge will be taken up for discussion at the meeting.
Water-logging is major issue which has been plaguing East and West Kochi for some time. A total of Rs 60 crore has been proposed in the JNNURM Phase II to solve water-logging in West Kochi and Rs 40 crore for the same in East Kochi. In tune with the demand of the councillors for a discussion on the topic, the Mayor has proposed a special council.