Freight / logistics transport
Policing to promote safety and security
The city of Surat suffers from lack of enforcement of the traffic management
Coupled with the high growth of private vehicles, an inefficient public
inadequate parking facilities, and lack of pedestrian facilities, encroachments
footpaths and road margins, and informal activities and small-time business
along the major corridors, have increased traffic congestion in the city.
Putting in place an efficient traffic management system and an efficient and
public transport system are the immediate requirements. A traffic management
necessary to indicate a number of measures. These include increasing the public
and pedestrian facilities, improving the junctions and rail crossings, and
traffic signals and lane separators to segregate traffic.
An effective enforcement mechanism by the traffic police is also necessary to
smooth traffic flow in the city.
The city also lacks organized public transport system. Absence of public
transport for over
a decade has led to auto-rickshaws emerging as a major public transport
an increase in individual modes. This service, apart from being illegal, adds
such as unorganized operations, overloading, poor services, pollution,
and restricted service hours.
• Rapid growth of private vehicles.
• Inadequate parking facilities.
• Lack of traffic segregation.
• Lack of pedestrian facilities.
• Inefficient and poorly maintained public transport
for Phase II
How can we engage people in creating traffic awareness?
Is there a provision for recruitment of additional staff in the traffic
department of SMC
How can we promote use of public transport?
Can we regulate the use of private vehicles?
How can the number of rickshaws be regulated?
Is there a need for better ICT for traffic management?