PMC to survey parking trends on main city roads

Overcrowding of roads by private vehicles and parking problems have prompted the Pune Municipal Corporation to undertake a survey of parking trends on main city roads

Written by Ajay Khape | Pune | Published:September 11, 2013 3:19 am

Overcrowding of roads by private vehicles and parking problems have prompted the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to undertake a survey of parking trends on main city roads.

The city has been facing serious traffic problems owing to inefficient public transport system,forcing citizens to use private vehicles.

“The civic administration will carry out a survey of parking trends on main city roads. This data will help us solve various traffic and parking-related problems,” said Additional City Engineer Srinivas Bonala.

The survey would be carried out through a private agency,which will gather information on vehicles parked every hour during peak hours from 8 am to noon and 6 pm to 10 pm. The agency will also have to provide details of parking space on city roads. “Once the data is compiled,it will be easier to analyse the number of private vehicles on city roads. It will also help find whether there is sufficient parking space available on main roads,” said a civic officer.

He said the data will help the civic administration in framing a policy to address the traffic and parking issue.

MKCL to undertake online recruitment of civic employees

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee on Wednesday approved the proposal seeking appointment of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd (MKCL) to implement the online recruitment for the civic body. The civic administration had proposed that MKCL be allowed to carry out the recruitment of civic staff through its special online service. “The committee members felt the civic body should allow MKCL to operate for six months and assess their performance,” said Vishal Tambe,Chairperson,Standing Committee. He said MKCL will not carry out the recruitment Class I officers. As per the requirement,the civic body will float tenders after six months.

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