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Traffic management plan:need of the hour for Abohar

Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Hindustan Times  Abohar, November 25, 2013
First Published: 23:43 IST(25/11/2013) | Last Updated: 23:52 IST(25/11/2013)

Abohar, one of the most prosperous towns of the state, is deprived of basic amenities of life and even traffic management plan, traffic lights, Zebra Crossings and parking zone area are yet a distant dream.
Situated near Rajasthan, there is hardly have any mechanism to deal with routine traffic chaos on the main roads as well as inner city roads.

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The roads in the city are narrow with no parking zones while unauthorised possession by shopkeepers in main markets had further deteriorated the condition for commuters.

Worst affected are the areas of Circular road, Bazar Number 9,11,12, local Bus Stand road and railway road in Abohar.
There is none to check reckless driving by minors and presence of stray animals on city as well as main roads had put the commuters in disarray.

Following lack of parking areas, commuters parked their vehicles as per their suitability which often led to traffic jam which led to clash or heated arguments, a common scene. "Overcrowding in auto rickshaws or school transportation is a common sight but local administration seemed to be least bothered as nothing in concrete had ever   been initiated to resolve it," Bhagirath Swami, a local social activist.

With no traffic lights and even manual mechanism to manage the road traffic general public had literally been left at the mercy of almighty or their luck to reach home back safely, added Swami.

"With the passage of time, vehicles had increased manifold and in absence of any traffic management measures, common people are at receiving end so administration should gear up now to resolve the issue," demanded Harbinder Singh, a local resident.
"By Tuesday under a special campaign encroachments on roads will be removed and soon a traffic management plan to install traffic signal lights and other required measures will be prepared besides traffic arranging awareness programs in Schools and Colleges," Paramjit Singh, SDM, Abohar.
 

 

"Overcrowding in auto rickshaws or school transportation is a common sight but local administration seemed to be least bothered as nothing in concrete had ever   been initiated to resolve it," Bhagirath Swami.
"Over time, vehicles had increased manifold and in absence of any traffic management measures, common people are at receiving end so administration should gear up now to resolve the issue," demanded Harbinder Singh, a local resident.
 
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"By Tuesday, under a special campaign encroachments on roads will be removed and soon a traffic management plan to install lights and other required measures will be prepared besides traffic arranging awareness programs in Schools and Colleges," Paramjit Singh, Abohar SDM.

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