Posted On : 28 Feb, 2019
Chandigarh, February 28, 2019 : In an effort to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the city, the UT administration has asked various companies to develop user friendly software for carpooling.
As per directions of the NITI Aayog, the Chandigarh administration had started working towards the carpooling system in the city. The UT administration had recently held meeting with different companies and asked the representatives of the companies to develop user friendly software to start carpooling in the city.
The NITI Aayog had recently written to the UT administration to introduce the system of carpooling in the city. Thereafter, the UT had decided to invite different companies for implementing the same.
Around 1 lakh registered vehicles, the city has the highest density of vehicles in India, including two-wheelers and four-wheelers. On an average, every house has more than two vehicles, which has led to worsening of air quality.
To deal with the traffic congestion, the administration proposed formation of a separate Tricity body, comprising Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, under its mobility plan.
The administration submitted that the growth of the city cannot be seen in isolation. Therefore, there was an urgent need for a regional body in which officials of stakeholders of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participate to improve transport connectivity across these areas.
Under the mobility plan, the administration is working on promoting hybrid and electric vehicles and installing charging stations. Besides, the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) will also introduce electric buses in its fleet and also have a plan to promote e-rickshaws as well.