Minister for Urban Development and Higher Education, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu said a two Multilevel Parkings with modern facilities will come up soon in the state capital.
Inaugurating the Zonal Taxi Stand, New Market, Kohima on Monday, the minister informed that the State Urban Development have prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on two Multi Level Parking at preset NST area and Medical Directorate PR Hill and sanction was accorded for both projects from centre.
He also disclosed that the new NST complex Multi Level Parking tender was already floated recently at all India system and old medical directorate PR Hill and a multi level parking tender was expected to be floated very soon. The minister said the urban development had constructed several link roads and widened roads in the state capital to connect with the National Highway 39 and 61 at various points and was also planning to take up construction of more link roads.
Stating that traffic jams had become a daily hazard, the minister said proper planning was necessary to mitigate traffic woes. He also said it was the responsibility of every citizen to maintain discipline and suggested that the All Nagaland Taxi Association to organize orientation programmes from time to time for the drivers. He said that Kohima was a mission city under JNNURM and the first priority was to regulate the traffic system.
Talking on the newly inaugurated Zonal Taxi Stand, New Market Kohima, the Minister conveyed appreciation to the District Administration and KMC for taking initiative and hoped it would ease the traffic problem in the capital.
Also speaking on the occasion, SP Kohima, Zekotso Mero called upon the taxi association and drivers to follow the traffic rules and said shifting of zonal taxi parking to the new site would ease the problem of traffic congestion in the state capital. He also informed that no Zonal Taxi would be allowed to ply in the town from the NSF Martyrs’ Junction upto Tinpatti Junction from 9 am to 3 pm and the new regulation would come into effect from January 18.
RTO Kohima, Mezayi Tetseo said traffic problem was a major problem and thanked the urban development for coming with remedial measures to ease and solve the problem. ADC Kohima, Zeneituo Yano stressed on the need to have civic sense and awareness on traffic rules amongst the vehicle user, drivers and public in order to ease the traffic congestion.
Earlier the invocation prayer was given by Zhabou, pastor Chairman Revival Church, New Market Kohima, introductory speech was delivered by KMC, chairperson Vipopal Kintso while Dr. Keplhousie, chairman New Market Panchayat purposed the vote of thanks.