The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong has made some suggestions on ways and means to ease traffic congestion in the city.
Informing this to the Meghalaya High Court today, Advocate General Amit Kumar said that suggestions are being examined by the State government.
The State government also sought some time to implement the suggestions whether in their totality or in such modified form as may be convenient or deemed appropriate.
“It is hoped that some work is undertaken at the ground level so that the congestion is eased, particularly now that the season of good cheer is round the corner,” the High Court said.
The next hearing on the matter will be held on November 24.
It may be mentioned that the State government has prepared a blueprint to decongest Shillong and sent it to the IIM Shillong for its opinion, advice and suggestions.
The blueprint has been prepared by the Home Department in consultation with various other departments and based on a report submitted by Dalberg Global Development advisors in January 2021.
The detailed blueprint is broadly based on four binding principles and components dealing with augmentation of the network capacity, increasing the supply of public transport, demand management and reducing the need for travelling.
Several finer aspects have also been detailed, beginning with the removal of road and footpath encroachment to introduction of bus corridors and setting up alternative modes of transport like a ropeway.
A traffic management centre is also planned along with road network expansion and creation of city by-pass roads.