Smart City agency distributes ‘no parking’ signposts
Dimapur, Sep. 4 (EMN): With the hope to ease the traffic congestion caused by parking issues in Kohima town, the Kohima Smart City establishment, and municipal and Traffic establishments visited the town’s wards and “identified problem areas.”
The town’s Smart City establishment issued a press release to the media on Wednesday giving updates about the development.
560 ‘no parking’ signposts ‘with plastic free slogan’ were distributed to the wards during a programme on September 2 at the Gorkha Public Panchayat in Chandmari, the organisers said.
The programme was launched by the event’s special guest Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, advisor for Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, the updates stated.
The chief executive officer of the Kohima Smart City establishment Kovi Meyase informed that the programme was part of the ‘100 days Smart city Special initiative campaign on sanitation,’ the press release stated.
Meyase was stated to have told the gathering that the success of any initiative in the wards and the city will depend on the proactive participation of the community.
Short speeches were delivered by district officers besides community leaders at the event.
“Some crucial points raised by the speakers included the need to empower the traffic police and enforce traffic/parking rules stringently. The menace of plastic use and its impact on the environment and water bodies was also raised,” the press release stated.
The organisers stated that the ban on single-use plastic ordered by the government comes into force on September 17 2019.
“The active participation of the wards in creating awareness would determine the successful implementation of the order to a large extent,” the press release stated.
The programme’s special guest, Dr. Kire, was stated to have said that there is a “single person sitting in 80% of the vehicles in traffic and the need for our people to learn to carpool.”
The advisor said “if we claim to be educated, we should behave like educated people starting with following basic traffic rules.” He challenged also the ward authorities to monitor the traffic and parking in their respective wards and levy penalties whenever necessary.
On waste management, the advisor urged the wards to take up initiatives and compare and share best practices and inculcate a healthy competitive spirit for a “smarter Kohima,” the press release stated.