Traffic cops to make minor changes in plan to decongest traffic at Maa flyover
Senior traffic officers might plan small changes after experiencing traffic congestion during trial of two-way traffic movement on Maa flyover. But the final decision will be taken on bringing in
the changes only after another trail on Friday.
On Thursday, all senior officers of the Kolkata Traffic Police were present at Park Circus Seven Point
crossing since the morning as flanks of Maa flyover has been opened for two-way traffic movement using the newly constructed ramp connecting the flyover with AJC Bose Road Flyover.
The newly-constructed ramp will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 8.
But the situation started turning worse when the senior officers of the city police’s traffic department started finding that movement of vehicles at the Park Circus end of Maa Flyover was slowing down.
With the passage of time and in the morning rush hours, vehicles were found standing in queues at the end of Maa flyover due to traffic congestion. Everything was done as per the chalked out plan. Vehicles on AJC Bose Road flyover which were heading towards EM Bypass took the new ramp and passed to Maa Flyover and reached the bypass without facing any trouble.
But the problem was at the seven point crossing, as vehicles coming down from Maa Flyover at Park Circus end was not getting enough road space to move ahead to their desired direction.
The police had a plan to clear the traffic at that point within three minutes. But they found that it was taking around five minute to let the vehicles move ahead after coming down from Maa Flyover.
At the same time the vehicles which were reaching Park Circus connector through Amir Ali Avenue and had to take a left turn for Maa Flyover also face inconveniences.
The reason being they didn’t know that they had to take Suhrawardy Avenue, Darga Road and Bridge number 4 to reach EM Bypass from today onward.
However, the trail run on the same planning will continue on Friday. If the similar problem continues, then the senior officers of the traffic department might make some minor changes to ensure easy flow of vehicles, said a source in the traffic department.