The Citizens council members met Home minister Shri Bommai and shared their thoughts about a better traffic management system in Belagavi city.
Over the years the traffic has seen exponential growth but infrastructural development to support the same has not been upgraded. Parking has come up as the biggest headache for both citizens and law enforcement authorities.
1. Parking Space
Currently, the Citizens are being fined and their vehicles are towed away due to indisciplined and wrong parking but we think that this is not the permanent solution as one has to provide the parking spaces for the citizens visiting the city. Without the provision of parking places by the administration simply penalizing the vehicle holder seems unethical.
At present, our City is having only one Parking lot with a small number of Parking Spaces. A multilevel parking place is proposed long back but at present nothing comes to reality. With the present traffic conditions, a minimum of 4 multilevel parking complexes should be built with the war footing effect.
Belagavi has geared up its image as a Commercial Hub as a maximum number of Customers from Goa, Konkan, Kolhapur, Hubballi Dharwad visits Belagavi for their purchases and with the same trade commerce and industry of City is Benefited a lot resulting in revenue generation to the state.
But as per the media reports as well as the people from other states are complaining that their vehicles are being targeted for routine paper verification once they enter the city. We understand that our traffic police are doing the same with the intention of the safety of the city as Belagavi is situated on the border of two-state, but we think some liberal attitude is must boost the trade commerce and industry of the city.
With no Ring Road and all the heavy vehicles, traffic is moving through the city which causes hindrance to the existing traffic resulting in traffic congestion. We request you sir to build a Truck Terminal at Desur as well as near Kakti to streamline the traffic problem.
Interstate Highway Patrolling Squad.
As you are aware of the fact that Goa is fully dependent on commodities of daily consumption on Belagavi, everyday around 400 trucks are on way to Goa from Chorla Road. Recently as per media reports, near Kinaye Village to Chorla many transit thefts have been taken place on moving vehicles. Kindly install Highway patrolling squads from Kinaye to Chorla to stop the same.
Installation Of CCTV in the Market Business Centers.
We request you, Sir, to install the CCTV Cameras in the Business and residential sensitive areas of City. This will definitely curb the crime in the city.
Public Grivance Cell
We request you Sir, to start a Ward wise Public Grievances Cell for bringing better governance in the city and for the Citizens.
We earnestly request your good selves to please look into the above issues which we are confident will transform the City into a much better place to live-in giving the Citizens, Working Class ,Children’s, Traders and the Industrialists an opportunity to compete in the commercial world using the best infrastructure made available by the Government through your personal efforts in Belagavi City.