He confirmed that in the new year an automated system for managing and controlling traffic flows will be introduced in the capital. The mayor claims that as a result of the reforms, residents of Tbilisi will spend 30% less time on the road than now.
“Moving around the city will no longer be a problem. From 2023, the implementation of an automated system for managing and monitoring the flow of traffic in real time, detecting traffic jams, incidents and prompt response will begin. We will get more orderly and accelerated traffic, as well as reduce traffic jams,” said Kaladze.
At the same time, the mayor’s office will continue to work on improving the work of public transport.
According to the mayor, the new projects are designed to expand the capacity of streets and increase space in public transport.
“Street capacity will increase by 70%. Compared to 2017, the capacity of public transport will increase by 110%, and we will receive approximately 110,000 additional seats,” the mayor said.
He cited Chavchavadze Avenue as successful projects for expanding the traffic flow and said that the same approach will continue on other streets and arteries of the city.”
“In 2023, we will purchase 200 18-meter buses, this process will be completed in 2023-2024. This will further increase the capacity of public transport and provide another 2 million trips per day,” Kaladze said.
“Reconstruction of the subway is the most important component. We have taken concrete steps in this direction as well. With the support of international financial organizations, power cables have been replaced and cooling systems have been upgraded. In addition, we are cooperating with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the rehabilitation of metro stations will continue,” said Kakha Kaladze.
“At the third stage of the reform, taxi drivers of category “A” will be issued a driver’s license free of charge for permanent possession. The annual fee for a permit to work as a taxi for car owners will remain unchanged. Taxi permit market services will be implemented through an electronic platform,” said Kakha Kaladze.