Before allowing both way traffic on Maa flyover with inauguration of a flank connecting it with AJC Bose Road flyover, the Kolkata Traffic Police has chalked out an elaborate plan for movement of vehicles on roads connecting the flyovers to avoid any traffic congestion.
It may be mentioned that the city traffic police had faced a tough time when Maa flyover, the longest and tallest in the city, was opened in September 2015 as it used to lead to massive traffic congestion.
Traffic congestions used to occur basically due to the absence of the flank connecting Maa and AJC Bose Road flyovers. Thus, the police had to stop movement of vehicles on the flyover towards Park Circus from 9 am to 9 pm.
With the completion of the work of connecting the flyovers with a ramp, the both way traffic on 9.5 km long Maa flyover will be opened.
Senior officers of the Kolkata Traffic Police visited the area on Wednesday morning and decided to go for trial runs to check whether any congestion is taking place if they allow movement of vehicles based on their recent planning. Two-way movement of traffic will be allowed on Queens Way
Road from Thursday on an experimental basis.
With the construction of the flank, vehicles from AJC Bose Road flyover can directly access Maa flyover and it allowed the police to pass vehicles approaching from Harish Mukherjee Road through Queens Way Road. At the same time, the vehicles approaching from Theatre Road, Park Street and Amir Ali Avenue could reach EM Bypass by take Surawardi Avenue, Darga Road and Park Circus bridge number 4 if they do not take Maa flyover.
The ramp will be inaugurated on August 8 by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Thus, the traffic police officers are not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring that traffic flows smoothly on the flyovers and the connecting roads.