Heavy traffic snarls continue to ail parts of South Kolkata police issue

first_imgKolkata: Despite relentless efforts by the Kolkata Traffic Police, congestion could not be avoided at any of the roads which were used for diversion following the collapse of a portion of Majerhat Bridge on Tuesday.From September 5, police have arranged several diversions for vehicular movement. But as the roads are much narrower than Diamond Harbour Road, the traffic system has got messed up.Following the situation prevailing in the last two days, Kolkata Traffic Police has issued a new set of vehicular movement notifications for commuters on Friday. Additional forces have also been deployed throughout the city. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDuring last two days it has been seen that Alipore Road, Bardhaman Road and other linked roads are getting choked with excessive vehicular load. Condition of other diversion roads were almost the same. The stretches which usually take 15-20 minutes to cover are now taking almost one and half hours.Office-goers and students were found suffering greatly, due to the traffic snarls that spread up to Rashbehari Avenue, Tollygunj Circular Road and S P Mukherjee Road Crossing in South Kolkata. Also due to the restriction on the movement of goods vehicles, Vidyasagar Setu also got choked for Kolkata bound traffic. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedObserving the vehicular movement frequency in the last two days, Additional Commissioner of Police (I) Vineet Goyal, who is in charge of traffic management, has issued a new set of route diversions on Friday.According to the plan, all the vehicles coming from Behala have been requested to avail Diamond Harbour Road or Circular Garden Reach Road, following Taratala Road and Hyde Road for Esplanade bound movement.It has also been mentioned that some of the roads in the port area are damaged and concerned agencies have been asked to do the necessary repair work as soon as possible. Following the repair work, the travel time on the roads is expected to improve. During peak hours, all vehicles coming from Budge Budge have been requested to avail Taratala Road, Garden Reach Flyover and Remount Road ramp to reach Mominpur.Several roads has been made one-way for better traffic management. N R Avenue will be used for the East bound vehicular movement from the Mint to New Alipore, while Sahapore Road will cater to the Taratala bound vehicles. According to Goyal, as most vehicles are availing N R Avenue-Durgapur Bridge-Tollygunge to reach Rashbehari, Gariahat and Park Street- Esplanade area, the travel time is increasing.”We found that Taratala Road, West of Brace Bridge, Garden Reach Flyover and Remount Road are relatively less busy. Thus, the travel time is also shorter than the other roads. We strongly advise the people to use these roads to reach North and Central Kolkata,” said Goyal.last_img

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