To check accidents, Bidhannagar cops to impose traffic restrictions
Kolkata: In a bid to check road accidents in various parts of Sector V and other parts of Salt Lake, the Bidhannagar police are planning to impose some restrictions on the vehicular movement.
Senior police officers of Bidhannagar commissionerate have already held meetings with the Nabadiganta officials in this regard. According to sources, it has been learnt that a decision has been taken that the movement of some vehicles will be restricted in some parts to check accidents and also to ease out traffic congestion.
The new initiative would be implemented on a pilot basis in sector V and after reviewing its success, it would be implemented in parts of Bidhannagar as well. According to the sources, the Sector V bound traffic will be allowed to ply through the Infinity More, Oxford More, TCS More before reaching EP, GP More. No vehicles will be allowed to ply through Webel More or Fire Brigade More to reach EP, GP More.
All vehicles will ply through the stretch between Webel Bhavan and Webel More and the stretch between RDB and Fire Brigade. It may be mentioned that a few days ago, a woman died after being knocked down by a private bus in front of fire brigade building. A route map is being prepared by the senior officers of the commissionerate after discussing it with the traffic police officers. Apart from buses and other vehicles, thousands of cars travel through Sector V leading to traffic congestion. The route map will be prepared by the police after assessing the situation. The increasing number of road accidents in Bidhannagar has made the city police come up with a comprehensive plan of action. The police will take strong action against errant drivers and are likely to impose heavy penalty for the violation of such norms.
The plan of action will include surveillance cameras on the roads of Salt Lake. During night, vehicles often flout signals and traffic norms. The higher officials of the Bidhannagar Commissionerate believe that a comprehensive plan of action would really be needed to reduce the number of accidents in the city.