Entry of private buses in Mumbai to soon stop to avoid congestion

A meeting regarding the matter was held recently with Aaditya Thackeray, Iqbal Singh Chahal and other members at the BMC headquarters.

Entry of private buses in Mumbai to soon stop to avoid congestion

Vehicles congestion on the roads in Mumbai has increased and this, on a daily basis, is leading to heavy traffic jams on important and small roads in the city whereby passengers are facing during the day. With an aim to address the same, the Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday, January 7, 2021, instructed the authorities to stop the entry of private buses in the city as the traffic congestion is not resolved even after taking measures.

Officials have been asked to work on newer options for the same, with an aim to solve the traffic congestion in the city. However, as a solution to this serious problem currently, Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday instructed to stop private buses in the city and the decision as taken after a meeting with Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal. The meeting was also attended by Additional Commissioner and other officials were present at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters.

Discussions were also held on the use of vacant space near the entrance of Mumbai and will be announced soon, once it is finalised.

Currently, special hubs for private buses are being created at areas like Dahisar, Mulund, Vashi etc. It also includes instructions to use the BEST bus when entering Mumbai and the decision is said to increase BEST's revenue while reducing traffic congestion.

The concept of Integrated traffic management for congestion in Mumbai was reiterated in the meeting and officials also spoke about the issues of hiring a consultant to get BEST out of losses. A meeting was also held with Aaditya Thackeray, Municipal Commissioner, BEST General Manager Bagde and BEST Committee Chairman Pravin Shinde regarding the concerns faced by the department. Authorities have now been asked to work on the 'Integrated Transport Management Plan'.

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