MIDC Industries Association (MIA) Hingna recently held a meeting with Traffic Police Department led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP-Traffic) Sarang Awad and Police Inspector (PI-Traffic, MIDC) Rajendra Pathak, to discuss the traffic and parking related issues of heavy vehicles in MIDC Hingna Industrial Area. In the meeting, it was decided to chalk out a plan among all the concerned authorities to resolve the traffic issue at MIDC Hingna.
Among those present for the meeting were various industry representatives, executive committee members of MIA, transporters, transport associations and officials from Wadi Nagar Parishad. C G Shegaonkar, President of MIA Hingna briefed DCP Awad and PI Pathak about the various traffic issues being faced at MIDC Hingna Industrial Area. Regarding clarification on the entry/exit timings in rule for heavy vehicles movement, DCP Awad clarified that there is already a GR issued regarding restricted timings for heavy vehicles movement for ease of traffic which is being followed.
On this, industry representatives vouched for relaxation in timings for entry/exit of heavy vehicles in the morning and evening hours and also to allow movement of the same within MIDC Hingna Industrial Area throughout the day, which will greatly help industries in avoiding loss of production and save precious amount of time. DCP Awad assured that he will take up the matter with Commissioner of Police (CP) in the scheduled meeting. Transporters present in the meeting requested DCP to take action and remove encroachments along main and smaller roads on Amravati and Hingna roads in and around MIDC Hingna, which are cause of traffic congestion. Transporters said that they are being fined for parking their vehicles on roads in the absence of proper dedicated parking zone for them to park their vehicles. Dedicated parking terminals/zones at different places within MIDC Hingna should be discussed with authorities and implemented, which will be of much help to truckers and avoid traffic congestion, they added. DCP, PI and MIA strongly suggested that all concerned stakeholders should come together and think about implementing this at the earliest.
Encroachments issue near Wadi was raised by Wadi Nagar Parishad official, to which DCP said that joint efforts have to be put in to tackle this issue. DCP added that all the above critical issue discussed will be put forth before CP during their meeting. DCP Awad appealed that MIA Hingna, transport associations, industries, Traffic Police, Gram Panchayat and Nagar Parishad officials should come together and chalk out a plan for a proper amicable solution to the traffic and parking related problems of MIDC Hingna. DCP and PI on their part assured full support.