K’taka Government Introduces Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority Bill, Infra News, ET Infra

Bengaluru: The Karnataka the government on Friday presented a bill to the legislative Assembly for the constitution of a city authority, for the regulation of the development, operation, maintenance, monitoring and supervision of urban mobility. It provides for the constitution of theBangalore Metropolitan Land Transport Authority‘ deal with issues relating to urban mobility, which is currently done by a multiplicity of institutions, departmentsand independent legislation.

The bill calls for the establishment of the authority with the chief minister as the ex officio president and all relevant authorities and departments as part of it.

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority Bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly today. It is likely to be considered and adopted during the winter session of the legislature.

“While the multiplicity of institutions, departments and independent legislations they are required to follow currently result in overlapping responsibilities and functions, which hampers the process of planning and implementing major transport projects aimed at rationalize and improve urban mobility”, indicates the bill. .

The authority will work to promote smooth mobility through sustainable urban transport and the integration of land use and transport planning in the urban mobility region by preparing and regularly updating the plan of global mobility.

It would also prepare plans and implement travel demand management measures such as congestion pricing, parking regulations, tolling, special use lanes, etc. to regulate travel demand in the region.

Furthermore, put in place frameworks, regulations and mechanisms to establish an effective coordination mechanism, encompassing all strategic and operational issues, and establish appropriate frameworks for the engagement of the private sector in planning, development and management of mobility service delivery and the effective execution of contracts by urban transport agencies, traffic management agencies and infrastructure development agencies.

According to the bill, the “Global Mobility Plan” will cover pedestrians, cycle paths, road standards, infrastructure, etc.

The authority must prepare a traffic management plan, at least once a year, with the traffic management agencies, consisting of corridor and area traffic management plans for the corridors or areas indicated; also report phased optimization plans to ensure seamless mobility of people, including people with disabilities, the elderly and children, among others.

The Bill also includes a penal provision, according to which, if a person fails to comply with the rules, regulations, orders or directions of the Authority, the person shall be liable to a fine of up to one lakh rupees and for a second or later violation or failure to comply with the fine of up to two lakh rupees.

In case of continued violation or non-compliance, an additional fine of up to five thousand rupees for each day the violation or non-compliance continues.

There are also penal provisions in the event of infringement on the part of administrations and companies. PTI KSU KSU SS SS

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