The Indore Development Authority (IDA) has planned to construct five flyovers at the main business areas in the city to address traffic congestion during peak hours.
Chairman of IDA Shankar Lalwani said, “We are doing feasibility study for construction of flyovers in the city, so that the problem of traffic congestion can be addressed on AB Road, Transport Nagar and Collectorate areas.”
The authority is planning to construct over bridges at Vijay Nagar square, Palasia, Tower square, Mhow Naka and Shivaji Vatika.
The identified places are key business areas in the city and form important junctions, where the traffic flow is heavy and traffic jams are daily affair.
Three out of the five flyovers are being proposed on AB Road. After the construction of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) corridor on AB Road, width of the road reduced by half and forms bottlenecks at busy junctions such as Palasia, Vijay Nagar, Shivaji Vatika, Industry House areas, causing major inconvenience to the commuters.
Lalwani said the proposal will be produced before the board members in upcoming meeting.
Recently in a meeting held to discuss about alleviation of Indore into a smart city, state urban administration and development minister Kailash Vijayvargiya said at least 20 flyovers were required and he instructed IDA to conduct feasibility analysis and traffic movement analysis of the city.
The IDA will also conduct traffic movement analysis in the city, before sending final proposal to the state government.
“Since the route for the upcoming light metro rail is now fixed, we are planning to build flyovers where the city is devoid of metro connectivity,” said the chairman.