Nagpur: Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) has been long pursuing before administration to chaw out planning for traffic movement of Jai Stambh Square and also continued monitoring of Ram Jhula project by censors in regards to its safety as proposed by IC-Impacts through Dr. Nemkumar Banthia of Canada.
Taking these issues a delegation of VTA led by its president J. P. Sharma met Ashwin Mudgal – Municipal Commissioner and submitted alternate plan to curb traffic load on Jai Stambh Square, Nagpur along with submission of proposal by IC-Impacts. Also present in the meeting were Dr. Ramanath Sonawane – Additional Municipal Commissioner and Vijay Banginwar – NMC Chief Engineer.
Tejinder Singh Renu, secretary of VTA submitted plan to reduce traffic load on Jai Stambh Square by proposing 2 separate flyovers of adequate size (one-way), which will eliminate the square from the spot by diverting two traffic movement by proposing two flyovers; one starting from Kingsway to Railway Station parking and other starting from Railway Station parking to Ram Jhula Phase II also shared various predicament of the situation and its remedies; along with detailed submission on proposal to monitor six lane cable stayed bridge by censors, thus making Smart Ram Jhula Bridge, the only one of its kind in India.
After taking keen interest in both the issues submitted by VTA, NMC Chief Ashwin Mudgal directed CE Banginwar to take assistance of traffic experts and discuss plan as submitted by VTA and submit report within 15 days. Likewise Commissioner asked Ramanath Sonawane to study the proposal as submitted by IC-Impacts, talk to Dr. Nemy Banthia and take forward this important project ahead.
Prominently present in the meeting were Executive Body Member of VTA Amarjeet Singh Chawla & Saqib Parekh.