The Chandigarh Administration on Wednesday pushed for restricting the entry of diesel-operated vehicles including auto-rickshaws from Punjab and Haryana into the capital city.
The issue was raised during the high level meeting of tri-city coordination committee held under the chairmanship of VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator here.
Haryana Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora, Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, UT Advisor Manoj Parida and other senior officers of Chandigarh Administration, Punjab and Haryana attended the meeting.
During the meeting, Chandigarh Administration suggested the Governments of Punjab and Haryana to restrict the entry of diesel-operated vehicles including auto-rickshaws into the city. This was suggested to keep a check on pollution level in the city.
The Administration also recommended mandatory introduction of QR code of each vehicle. This was recommended to ensure safety in vehicles. The QR codes are pasted in autorickshaws and taxis and a commuter with any android and iPhone can scan the code to get the vehicle and drivers details.
It was decided in the meeting to expedite the proposal for the outer-ring road to de-congest Chandigarh, which is a joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. The two State Governments and UT Administration also decided that all government and private hospitals in the tri-city will be directed to notify detection of contagious diseases, so that its spread could be restricted in the region.
During the meeting, the UT Administrator stressed on the importance of sharing of intelligence and holding frequent meeting of traffic committees of the union territory and two states. The Administrator also stressed on prevention of cyber crime.
UT Advisor Manoj Parida said that the tri-city should join hands to tackle problems of beggars, stray animals and also, to help in the successful implementation of ban on plastic.
Haryana DGP Manoj Yadava stressed on collective efforts to tackle the problem of human trafficking and cheating by finance companies. He also suggested implementation of tri-city nakah-bandi plan.
Haryana Chief Secretary suggested concerted efforts in tackling public health issues in the region.
In a coordination meeting of tricity held last month, the UT Administration had proposed preparing a holistic plan for regional mobility keeping in view all the aspects of urban planning, transport, engineering feasibility and the common policy denominator.