ALL TRAFFIC would remain completely suspended on the Hanuman Setu road on Wednesday too. However, the traffic department has decided to allow cars and two-wheelers to ply on one portion of the road (The one towards Hanuman temple) from Thursday to manage the traffic.
Heavy vehicles would, however, remain suspended on the road completely till the damaged pipeline on the road is fully repaired.
Jal Nigam officials pointed that it would take at least 15 days to repair the pipeline. Thus, till such time the repair work is on, heavy vehicles coming from IT crossing towards Parivartan Chowk would be diverted via the Daliganj bridge while those going towards IT Crossing would have to go through the Nishatganj bridge. “This arrangement would remain in place till the repair work is complete,” said superintendent of police (traffic) Omkar Singh while talking to HT Live.
Singh said additional cops would be posted at several crossings where the flow of traffic is high to streamline movement of vehicles. To make matters worse, Singh who was busy chalking out an alternative strategy to ease traffic chaos, was transferred on Tuesday. He is to be replaced by Ratan Kumar Srivastava, presently serving as Additional superintendent of police, Kanpur (Dehat). Asked what was leading to road jams virtually all over the city, Singh said, that the problem had arisen due to an inadequate parking space, a sudden increase in the number of vehicles plying in the city and faulty infrastructure. With the Samajwadi Party’s (SP) rally scheduled for November 25 at Lakshman Mela ground and no effective alternative plan to streamline traffic in place, it appears that citizens would have to cope with road jams etc for several more days.