Bhopal — Junked and old vehicles parked along roads in the state capital will soon be removed in an effort to eliminate traffic bottlenecks, the instructions were issued by Urban Administration Development Minister Babulal Gaur on Thursday.
Noting the presence of such vehicles parked in several parts of the city, Gaur, at a meeting with district administration and police officials at his residence, called for their immediate removal.
The minister further sought better arrangements at the Fish Market and said garbage cans placed across the city should be cleaned twice-a-day.
He directed Bhopal Municipal Corporation commissioner Manish Singh to widen the ghat near Sheetal Das ki Baghiya for Chhath Puja and installation of a fountain at Israni Chowk and issued directives for the development of hawker’s corners, construction of a road parallel to Hamidia Road and four-lane road in Ginnauri within a month.
For better traffic management in the old city areas, Gaur called for removal of roadside encroachments from Budhwara Char Batti crossing up to Azad Market and said roads from Moti Masjid to Budhwara crossing and from Kamla Park to Budhwara crossing via Ginnauri be declared as one-way roads.
Taking a strong view of the plastic waste along the Upper Lake, he said that polythene bags be banned at the boat club and also issued directives for the removal of encroachments from Chowk Bazar and from the road from Taj-ul-Masajid to Taj Mahal. He also instructed to decrease the width of footpaths near Kamla Park.
Several top officials of the district administration, police and the Bhopal Municipal Corporation attended the meeting.