Though the rapid urbanization over the years has increased the number of roads, the unorganized parking, congested junctions are all causing havoc’s to the smooth flow of traffic within the city.
Public transport systems have not been able to keep pace with the rapid increase in demand over the past few decades. Bus services in particular have deteriorated and passengers have turned to personalized modes and intermediate public transport (IPT) (such as auto rickshaws, jeeps, taxi, tempos, mini buses etc.), adding to traffic congestion.
In order to facilitate coordinated planning and implementation of urban transport programmes and projects and an integrated management of urban transport systems, setting up of UMTA is essential.
With an aim for improving the transport facilities of the city the c-hed had initiated a special session towards formation of Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority.
The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Sri. K. Babu – Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise, and attended by stakeholders, MLA’s and officials from Institutions.