Comprehensive Mobility Plan For The State Of Goa and Parking Masterplan For Panaji
The Government of Goa has constituted Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) to take up the development of infrastructure in the State of Goa under the Smart City Mission. Accordingly, preparing a Comprehensive Mobility Plan for the State of Goa will provide a strategic direction to transport infrastructure development in the state based on holistic view on achieving sustainable development.
In addition to the mobility needs of the State, since the city of Panaji attracts large volumes of traffic, there is an urgent need to solve the parking issues in the city with proper parking policy, provision of multilevel parking in the core city and adequate parking management.
In this regard, IPSCDL has engaged UMTC to prepare a Low Carbon Comprehensive Mobility Plan (“CMP”) for sustainable regional transport over a 20 year planning horizon for the State of Goa and also Parking Master Plan (PMP) for the city of Panaji.
The CMP essentially examines the existing and future transport scenarios of the State and formulates vision, strategies and policies for the efficient accessibility and mobility of people and goods. Accordingly, UMTC will provide the following services:
- Evaluate existing scenario - Collect Data and List problems
- Forecast future transport scenario - Develop Transport Demand Model
- Set up Vision and Goals - Set up measurable Bench Marks / Targets
- Formulate strategies for development - Evaluate strategies
- Develop Mobility Plan
- -Long term schemes (Plans for Transit Corridors, Public Transport, Inland Water Services etc.)
- -Medium term schemes (Parking Management etc.)
- -Short term schemes (Plans for Pedestrian and bicycle network and facilities)
- Prepare Implementation Plan
- Establish Service Level Benchmarks
- Recommend an Institutional frame work
The Parking Master Plan for Panaji is a city level plan which will be specifically focused on all aspects of parking in the city. It will include identification of high parking demand areas across Panaji and existing parking supply at these locations, thus providing parking demand supply gaps. The ultimate aim of the Parking Master Plan is to reduce the existing and projected parking demand supply gap and to organize the existing parking for better management. Accordingly, UMTC will formulate a Parking Policy and develop a Parking Masterplan for Panaji.