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Pact signed to decongest Ghaziabad’s roads

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Commuters on the Ghaziabad roads can finally expect to relief against the worsening traffic movement. The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) agreeing to submit a comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) to decongest city’s roads within 9 months.

As per the MoU the CRRI, a constituent laboratory of the Council of scientific and industrial research (CSIR), will a prepare a detailed plan to mobilise city’s roads, suggesting changes and preparing designs—to be effective for 20 years.

GDA, on the other hand, will pay a sum of about Rs one crore to the CRRI and would take a final call on implementing the recommendations.

Notably, in 2008, the CRRI was hired by the GDA to prepare a similar plan but was not implemented.

The CRRI official said that the new study will focus on traffic volume, accident survey, parking, traffic signalling systems, etc., for Ghaziabad roads.

CRRI is engaged in carrying out R&D projects on design, construction, maintenance, management, of roads, runways, traffic and transportation since 66 years. It has previously prepared a similar comprehensive plan for Mumbai, Surat, Nagpur, Amravati, Lucknow, and Delhi.

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