To get rid of severe traffic congestion at one of the city’s busiest road, Sevashram and Thokar Chouraha, UIT has proposed to build a flyover from Ayad Puliya to BN College Road.
The flyover will start from Ayad Puliya which connects Sevashram Chouraha to Thokar and end near Dalal Petrol Pump located at BN College Road. The Urban Improvement Trust of Udaipur has already started working on the design for the same.
The flyover will ease the traffic congestion at both the Chouraha. Also, people travelling from Dabok Airport can avoid getting stuck in the traffic at Sevashram. Now, the proposed flyover is likely to help ease the growing traffic situation and make the commute to the airport quicker.
In a meeting held at UIT Udaipur, UIT Chairman and Udaipur District Collector Ms Anandhi investigated the plan and check the feasibility of the project.
With an aim to ensure better traffic management and create awareness about rules and regulations, the Udaipur Police has engaged student traffic volunteers in Udaipur city on an experimental basis.
This Student Traffic Volunteer Scheme will be inaugurated on Friday, 24 January by Traffic DSP, Sudha Palawat and TI, Netrapal Singh in presence of IG Binita Thakur and Udaipur SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi.
After imparting proper training, the district police will be deploying 30 boys and girls initially on a trial basis. After the feedback, the police department will deploy the students at various locations during the Sadak Suraksha Saptah which will begin from 4th February.
The Student Volunteer Scheme was introduced in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack in January 2017 encouraging college and university students to assist police personnel in regulating traffic.
The final round of Swachh Survekshan 2020 has started, but the city is lagging far behind in citizen feedback evaluation.
Citizen feedback, which has 25% weightage (1,500 marks out of the total 6,000), is for people to share their experiences about the city’s sanitation. The feedback is open till January 31.
The lack of awareness in the city about this feedback system is clearly visible. Since the feedback process will end soon, the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur has also started creating awareness about it.
There are four ways of giving citizen feedback under the Swachh Survekshan 2020. Udaipur is way behind in giving feedback in these four ways.
The feedback received as of 21 January 2020 is as under:
- City App – 192 feedbacks
- Portal – 3928
- IVR – 4
- Swachta App – 42
How to give feedback?
Give your response using one of the following methods:
Airports around the country including the city’s Maharana Pratap Airport increase their security ahead of Republic Day on 26 January. Airport administration has advised the passengers to co-operate with the security systems. No visitor passes will be issued during this period.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has increased the number of security personnel deployed at all the domestic and international airports around the country. The agency has tightened security measures including scanning of luggage and frisking of passengers. Any private or public vehicle will not be allowed beyond the parking area. The Airport Authority has appointed CISF teams and dog squads at the main entrance to check all vehicles, luggage and passengers for security purposes.
Airlines are also advising passengers to reach the airport two hours before the scheduled departure of their flights to avoid any inconvenience.
Every Independence and Republic Day, the security at the airport is increased than the usual in all the states and cities. This is just to take adequate precautions.
A chess competition for the school kids, Chess Wiz 2020, was organised in a joint association of Forum Celebration Mall and Chess in Lakecity at Forum Celebration Mall Udaipur on 14th and 15 January 2020.
Around 700 young players from the city, from Nursery to Class 12th participated in the competition under four different age groups. The enthusiasm of the kids was apparent in the 2-day event, where the students from MDS, St. Anthony’s, Crossroads International, Witty International and many other schools from Udaipur were seen competing for the game of chess.
The winners for the different groups were as follow:
Nursery to HKG Category:
- First Position – Amay Jain
- Second Position – Parshv Parmar
- Third Position – Shourya Choudhary
- First Position – Charvi Modi
- Second Position – Shanvi Maru
- Third Position – Monshika Sahu
Class 1 to Class 4:
- First Position – Saiyam Maru
- Second Position – Dhruvin Jain
- Third Position – Mitash Sahu
- First Position – Krishna Jodhawat
- Second Position – Advika Sarupriya
- Third Position – Tamanna Gupta
Class 5 to Class 8:
- First Position – Arun Kataria
- Second Position – Palvit Chandaliya
- Third Position – Ayush Bhojak
- First Position – Charvi Patidar
- Second Position – Vanshika Bandwal
- Third Position – Vaishali Mishra
Class 9 to Class 12:
- First Position – Gautam Katariya
- Second Position – Bhavesh Pandiyar
- Third Position – Ayush Lodha
- First Position – Khushi Mishra
- Second Position – Kashish Agrawal
- Third Position – Vidhi Vaishnav
The event was graced by Dr Lalit Joshi (Additional Director – Animal Husbandry) as the Cheif Guest and Mr Vijendra Agrawal (Jr. Engineer District Head) and Dr Suresh Jain as the Guest of Honors. Besides, Mr Rajendra Teli and Mr Vikas Sahu ((International Arbiters), and Nilesh Kumawat and Gayatri Kataria from Chess in Lakecity also gave their utmost support.
The Certificates and Prizes for the winners were sponsored by Forum Celebration Mall Udaipur.
In a board meeting held on Monday, 20 January 2020, Udaipur Nagar Nigam announced the names of the committee heads as below:
- Finance Committee – Ruchika Chaudhary
- Health & Hygiene – Paras Singhvi
- Health Committee Old City – Veni Ram Salvi
- Electricity Committee – Hemant Bohra
- Old city Committee – Kuldeep Joshi
- Building Permit Committee – Ashish Kothari
- Construction Committee – Tara Chand Jain
- Slum Reforms – Devendra Sahu
- Women Development – Rekha Utwal
- Rules Committee – Sonika Jain
- Crimes Mitigation Committee – Mayor GS Tank
- Goshala Committee – Bhanwar Singh Deora
- Encroachment Committee – Chogalal Bhoi
- Garden Committee – Mahesh Dwivedi
- Revenue Committee – Arvind Jaroli
- Heritage Committee – Madan Dave
- Broadcast Media Committee – Chandrakala Bolya
- Garage Committee – Manohar Chaudhary
- Disaster Management Committee – Mahendra Bhagora
These committees will be working towards developing basic facilities at a local level.
Preparations have been done for the first phase of Panchayat Elections in Udaipur along with the entire state of Rajasthan. There are more than 93 lac voters voting for 2726 Gram Panchayats in 87 Panchayat Committees.
As per the State Election Commissioner, Mr P S Mehra, the counting of the vote will be done on the day of the election itself i.e. Friday, January 17 2020. There 17242 candidates competing for the post of Sarpanch and 42000 candidates for the post of Panch.
This is the first time that elections of Panchayat Samiti and District Councils are not been conducted with Panch-Sarpanch. Therefore the Panchayat Election process in Rajasthan is likely to be a prolonged one.
The counting of the votes will take place immediately after the voting process ends and the results will be declared the same day.
The election for the post of Up-sarpanch (Deputy Superintendent) will be held on 18th January 2020 who will be elected from the selected Panchs.
Udaipur Nagar Nigam has started a drive to remove all the temporary encroachments that are narrowing the roads of the city. The municipal corporation of Udaipur has started this campaign to widen the streets of the city which are causing trouble to the commuters.
The special thing about this campaign is that it is not pre-scheduled. The Municipal Corporation team is reaching the market every day without giving any prior notice. This will not allow the businessmen and shopkeepers to remove the encroachment at the time of action and put it back once the Municipal Corporation team is gone.
According to the Mayor of Udaipur, G S Tank, the corporation will take this action in all the major markets of the city and it will continue doing it till the businessmen and shopkeepers get into the habit of keeping the roads encroachment free.
So far, action has been taken from Surajpol to Mukherjee Chowk.
The year 2020 will fulfil the long-pending wish of Udaipurites to have a robust public transport system for the city commuters. By July 2020, Udaipur city will have city buses running in the city for intra-city commuting.
On the initial level, around 26 buses will be deployed to run on different routes with the city. Udaipur City Transport Company Ltd. drafted the above plan during a meeting held at the Smart City Company office last week. The meeting was presided by the Chairman of the company, Mayor Govind Singh Taak, who drafted the entire plan of action for the project.
As per the plan, the committee has also decided upon the tentative fare for different routes which would be in the range of Rs. 5 to Rs. 15 depending on the distance of travel.
Besides, the company also plans to run AC buses from Dabok Airport for people travelling to the city by air. These buses will run according to the flight arrival timings.
The committee has finalised the following route for the buses:
Route 1 – Balicha to Badgaon
Route 2 – Titardi to Badgaon
Route 3 – Rampura to Dabok
Route 4 – Amberi to Balicha
Route 5 – Goverdhan Vilas to Hiranmagri, Pratap Nagar and Pratap Gourav Kendra
A new Electronic Interlocking Signalling System has been commissioned at Udaipur City Railway Station. The new system would enable automatic route setting for reception and dispatch of trains thereby improving safety and ease of traffic operations.
Udaipur City Railway Station, which falls under Ajmer Railway Division, has replaced the age-old obsolete mechanical signalling system at the City Railway Station. The system would simplify signalling alteration in connection to the future yard modification work.
Besides giving signals to the train, the EI System also monitors the train reducing the errors and failures. The benefit of this system is that it works precisely and accurately.