RTO FI­NALISES 139 AUTO STANDS IN DOM­BIVLI

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sa­jana Nam­biar sa­jana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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).

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