RTO FINALISES 139 AUTO STANDS IN DOMBIVLI
To decongest the suburbs, the Kalyan Regional Transport Office (RTO) has finalised 79 auto stands for Dombivli East and 60 for Dombivli West.
The Kalyan RTO had earlier conducted a six-month-long survey to remove all the illegal stands in Kalyan-Dombivli region and provide better civic transport to residents. It had appointed an 11-member committee which in November recommended 128 autorickshaw stands at Kalyan (West) and 41 for Kalyan (East).
The RTO’s move for a survey came after the Kalyan Passengers’ Association filed a PIL in the Bombay high court against rampant violation of the Motor Vehicles Act. “We visited at least 103 places across Dombivli during the survey and also tried learning the complaints from the commuters and residents and accordingly a list has been finalised. At least four of the auto stands which were creating nuisance were neglected and not included in the list. This would be the final list for the auto stands and further we will also decide the number of bus stops,” said Prashant Shinde, an RTO inspector. “There are several unwanted auto stands across the city which will be removed while we implement the survey findings. We have only considered only those stands which are required. Even if there is a requirement of two of three autos at a specific area, we have included it in the list,” Shinde said.
However the implementation work is still pending as the proposal has not yet received a nod from the KDMC. “We are waiting for an approval from the civic body for its further implementation,” said Nandakishor Naik, the deputy RTO (Kalyan).