The problem of congestion on the Ring Road between Hanuman Setu and Kashmere Gate ISBT may soon become a thing of the past.
The Delhi Traffic Police have come up with a comprehensive plan to decongest the stretch near the inter-state bus terminus and sent it to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (planning and engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) for approval.
The plan proposes certain changes in road geometry on both the carriageways on the stretch that will help decongest the bottlenecks.
“We have identified four major bottlenecks that cause traffic jams, especially during the peak hours. UTTIPEC has already given an in-principal nod to the proposal and we hope that the plan is implemented soon,” said Anil Shukla, ACP (traffic).
The bottlenecks are created due to narrowing down of the carriageway between Hanuman Setu and ISBT, angle of the tail of the Shahadra flyover loop, the location of entry point of ISBT and the location of the subway outside the gate of Nigambodh Ghat.
The width of the carriageway on Hanuman Setu — 22 meters gets reduced to 14 meters — after you get down from the flyover. Besides, the curvature of the tail of Shahadra flyover loop, that causes merger of traffic on the main road, also affects movement of traffic near ISBT.
The location of entry gate of ISBT also creates a bottleneck. The traffic police have proposed straightening of the central verge on the carriageway leading from Salimgarh Fort to ISBT by-pass and shifting the location of the right arm of the subway towards Nigam Bodh Ghat.
He said shifting the tail of the Shadadra flyover loop towards the ISBT complex and relocation of entry point of ISBT on Boulevard Road would improve traffic situation.