Thursday, 12 May 2016

NATIONAL HIGHWAYS – IN MAHARASHTRA TO HAVE CCTV CAMERAS




In response to a public interest litigation by a NGO the Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra State government to install CCTV cameras on the state’s national and state highways to monitor and prevent high incidents of accidents.  The petioners had informed the Bench that  providing well equipped ambulances and  paramedical staff on the highways would bring down fatalities due to increasing number of accidents.

In the judgment it was observed that installing CCTV’s will be effective and the government must insist on installation of CCTV’s while floating tenders for construction of roads on BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) basis. It was also observed that the reasons for increasing number of accidents on the highways are due to the tendency of haphazard driving, not following lane discipline and  also due to heavy vehicles occupying fast lanes. It was further suggested to have the cctv’s alongwith every lamp post. 



There was not much activity in the reality sector in Ahmedabad since a long time and had remained almost stable.  It is observed by the experts that there will be major  changes in terms of infrastructure and residential projects.  Infrastructure will improve on completion of Outer Ring Road (ORR), Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) etc.,

The improvement in instructure facilities has created more demand in housing sector  in almost all localities, especially on the city outskirts. This has given a fillip to the growth of realty activities in Ahmedabad both in the residential housing projects and also in commercial projects. One of the leading developer says – ”the town planning and infrastructure policy of the state government are the major drivers for the growth of the city and with the completion of many infrastructure projects the city will witness increased activities in the coming years”.

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