Following the demand by the Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA), Autos might be banned in city to ply on the Ring Road between Kamela Darwaja to Sahara Darwaja in order to ease traffic congestion during the peak hours.
The decision was taken on Tuesday during a joint meeting between FOSTTA, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and the city police to implement strict rules to manage the traffic congestion at the country’s largest man-made fabric (MMF) wholesale market located on Ring Road.
FOSTTA is expecting a notification by the city police commissioner soon in this regard.
This was one of the five major demands of the industry body to ease traffic congestion on Ring Road. Demands included ban on parking of private vehicle within the yellow parking lines on both sides of the Ring Road, except for the tempos delivering finished and unfinished fabrics, autorickshaw plying between Kamela Darwaja and Sahara Darwaja, one-way traffic from Moti Begumwadi to Syndicate Samosa, parking autorickshaw between Sahara Darwaja and NTM market, parking of two-wheelers in the lane adjoining NTM market on Ring Road, etc. President of FOSTTA, Manoj Agarwal said, “We are ready to cooperate with the police and the civic body in order to decongest the Ring Road textile markets. After the notification is issued, the FOSTTA members will not interfere in the police action against those violating the traffic rules.”The traders in all the 165 markets have been asked to park their vehicles inside their respective markets or use the parking slots.”