At last Surat municipal Corporation (SMC) would have a transport committee . This will be the twelfth committee of SMC apart from standing committee.
This decision was taken in standing committee of SMC, looking at the increased traffic congestion and chaos.
“We need a proper organized approach to deal with the increasing traffic chaos in the city .So we have decided to constitute a transport committee according to the provisions of BPMC act.” said Nirav Shah, Chairman Standing committee.
This new committee will have a status of a special committee like other 11 committees of SMC. It will not be approve tenders above Rs 5 lakh and it will have to go for approval of such work to standing committee.
The transport committee would have powers to approve projects in principal and will be able to approve the estimates.
The first committee is likely to be formed only in new term of SMC. At present SMC has 11 different committees like Health committee, Public works committee, water committee, town planning committee, social welfare and culture committee, drainage committee, law committee, hospital committee, house construction and gardens committee, light and fire committee, slum improvement committee and Khadi committee.