DULT Releases Draft Mobility Plan for Bengaluru, Seeks Public Feedback

Bengaluru: The Directorate of Urban Land Transport has shared a draft version of its Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Bengaluru on its official website, seeking suggestions and comments from the public. The 226-page report, prepared along with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), will be on the website till January 6, 2020. 

“On directions from Government of Karnataka, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) have prepared Draft Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) for Bengaluru. Please email your comments and suggestions within 30 days from 06/12/2019 to our email address [email protected] , mentioning your contact number details in your email,” the statement on the website reads. 

Points picked from the report:

The vehicle ownership has increased from 284 vehicles per thousand persons in 2001 to 419 vehicles per thousand persons in 2011 and further to an estimated 640 in 2018. This mean the vehicle population is increasing at much higher rate compared to rate of growth in population. 

Since Bangalore has the highest number of two-wheelers and second highest number of four wheelers in India, the fuel consumption is also very high. Bangalore stands second in fuel consumption in the country only behind Delhi. According to Indian Oil, on an average, the petrol consumption in Bangalore is about 70,000 KL a month.