Plan ready to ease traffic snarls near GT

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jun 09, 2016 19:45 IST
Over 50,000 people frequent Gaurav Tower area on weekends leading to massive traffic snarls and parking problem. (HT File Photo)

The Jaipur traffic police have chalked out a plan to ease increasing traffic congestions by managing the movement of vehicles near the Gaurav Tower.

The decision was taken at a meeting on June 6, attended by city police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Haider Ali Zaidi and officials from the Jaipur Municipal Corporation.

“We found that on weekends, more than 50,000 people frequent the commercial hub near the Gaurav Tower where a large number of shopping malls and offices which are located,” said Haider Ali Zaidi.

“We have decided starting from Monday, to make the road going from Malviya Nagar flyover to the Electric office a one-way. The traffic restrictions will applicable between 5pm and 10pm every day,” he said.

He further said that in a survey conducted a fortnight back, it was found that the area neighbouring the Gaurav Tower is the most congested in the city.

Officials said the parking lot of the Crystal Mall will be utilized to solve the parking problems in the neighbourhood.

Under the new traffic arrangement, people will have to go near the World Trade Park by taking the route in front of the Jaipur Stock Exchange while traffic coming from the direction of the Jaipuria Hospital will have to go under the Malviya Nagar Flyover, some of them said.

“We are also looking to put up more barricades and hoardings on speed limits at different neighbourhoods of the city to control traffic,” said Rahul Vashisht, assistant commissioner of police (traffic).

“The system will soon be implemented at places within the walled city, including Johri Bazaar and Ramganj,” he said.

Zaidi said that the large number of road side vegetable vendors at Shyam Nagar and Sahkar Marg Sabji Mandis, will be shifted.

“We will be holding a meeting with the JMC (Jaipur Municipal Corporation) officials to decide the course of action about the vendors,” he said.

The traffic diversion plan around Gaurav Tower. (Source: Traffic department)

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