Chandigarh mulls a ‘congestion tax’ for autos coming from outdoors


The standing committee of Chandigarh Administrator’s advisory council (transport), after a gathering on Wednesday, mooted the concept of introducing a congestion tax on autos that aren’t registered within the UT.

As per officers, Wednesday’s assembly was presided over by Chandigarh MP, Kirron Kher, on the UT Visitor Home.

Throughout the assembly, the council informed Kher, “A congestion tax must be imposed on autos (which aren’t registered within the metropolis) to de-congest the roads within the metropolis in addition to to advertise the usage of public transport within the metropolis.”

​​Other than this, Kher was additionally informed that the state transport authority workplace had stopped the registration of latest CNG/LPG Autos and solely e-Rickshaw/ e-Autos have been being registered and promoted within the metropolis.

Officers additionally informed Kher that Automated Testing Automobiles Centre (ATVS) are to be quickly created in Chandigarh, the place all of the passing course of and car health will likely be carried out relating to street worthiness of autos.

​​Additional, through the assembly the subject of paid parking was taken up, throughout which the MP was informed that there have been 87 paid parking tons within the metropolis and request for proposals have been searched for bettering the parking administration in any respect these tons. The costs will likely be calculated in response to the length for which a car is parked within the space.

​​The president of Chandigarh Transport Affiliation, who was a part of Wednesday’s assembly, instructed {that a} paid parking yard could also be offered at Halo Majra on the open house out there on the street between Poultry Kind Chowk and Ramdarbar for medium and heavy industrial autos.

Additional, it was mentioned that M/s RITES Ltd would submit their research report of Complete Mobility Plan (CMP) for Chandigarh City Complicated within the first week of June this yr. Thereafter, the planning of Mass Fast Transit System for Tricity could also be mentioned accordingly.

​​Concerning public pleasant transport system, the primary lot of 40 electrical buses was made operational from November 13 and the settlement has been signed with M/s Volvo Eicher for second lot of 40 such buses which are more likely to be delivered by July.


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