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Delhi Metro, many others fail to constitute Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority

Delhi metro, which started its operations within the yr 2002, has not but constituted Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA).
NEW DELHI: Delhi metro, which started its operations within the yr 2002, has not but constituted Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA).

Equally, Gujarat (Surat Ametro), Mumbai, Jaipur and Gurugram (Fast metro) have additionally not constituted UMTA up to now.

State Governments are required to represent Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) as a statutory physique which might be liable for the preparation of the Complete Mobility Plan for the town.

A Parliamentary standing committee has expressed its displeasure that regardless of a lapse of greater than 4 years, out of 12 states the place Metro rail web work has both commenced or is underneath development, six states are but to represent UMTA, together with NCT of Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

The Committee really useful the Ministry to take up and encourage organising of UMTA within the states the place its supported metro networks are, both operational or underneath development, with none additional delay.

The Metro Rail Coverage, 2017 present for an built-in method in planning and administration of city transport whereby the State Governments are required to represent Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) as a statutory physique which might be liable for preparation of Complete Mobility Plan for the town , arrange investments in city transport infrastructure, set up efficient coordination amongst varied city transport businesses, handle the City Transport Fund (UTF), and many others.

The Committee additional famous that for all metro rail tasks taken up with central help it will likely be obligatory for the State Governments to present dedication to arrange and operationalise UMTA within the metropolis inside a yr and the cities the place metro tasks are already underneath implementation, UMTA ought to be constituted inside a yr.

The Committee has been apprised that UMTA has been constituted in Bengaluru, Kochi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kanpur and Agra cities. Alternatively, UMTA for Patna, Bhopal, Indore and Nagpur metros are underneath course of.

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