Mumbai: Stressing on the need for creating an integrated parking system in Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday asked the city's civic body to deliberate on the issue without violating current policy on open spaces.
Speaking at a review meeting on traffic problems in Mumbai and Thane, Fadnavis also said that parking spaces need to be created for taxis and autorickshaws and advanced technology needs to be utilised to improve traffic management.
"CCTVs will be installed in Mumbai and that will help in security as well as traffic management. Special cameras will be set up at important points to check and take action against signal violations, rash driving and parking vehicles ahead of the stop line," Fadnavis told the meeting.
The Chief Minister said public awareness about traffic regulations and strict implementation of laws was necessary.
"As per the new traffic security law, violations attract strict penalty and repeat offenders will have their licence cancelled," he said.
The vehicular population in Mumbai in 1991 was 6.28 lakh, which is 24.75 lakh in September 2014. Apart from the registered vehicles in Mumbai, everyday 1.5 lakh vehicles enter Mumbai. Considering the inadequate parking spaces and increasing number of vehicles, Mumbai needs 50,000 parking spaces, the Chief Minister was told at the meeting.
Fadnavis also took stock of the work on 40-meter-high capacity mass transit route in Thane and also the Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Kasaarwadavli metro project sanctioned by MMRDA.
Fadnavis was told that as per demand to divert traffic from Mumbai and JNPT towards North India from residential Ghodbunder Road in Thane city to the outskirts, plan is being worked out to finalise an alternative route.