A day after city MP Kirron Kher shot off a communique to Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari seeking measures to put a check on traffic congestion at the Tribune Chowk, the minister announced that he has given his nod to the proposal and a consultant will be appointed to check the feasibility of a flyover and an underpass.
Interacting with the media at the airport en-route to his two day tour to Himachal Pradesh, the minister said, “I received the representation from the MP to come up with a technical solution for the increasing traffic chaos at Tribune Chowk. The demand we have in principle, and I said yes to the proposal and the UT administration has been informed about it. We will appoint a consultant to study the problem and suggest a solution as to what is required, an underpass or a flyover.”
He added the traffic is a big issue in the metro cities and recently a scientific study was conducted in Delhi to understand the flow of traffic and identify the spots where there are regular bottlenecks. A software is also being prepared to work on the identification of accident-prone black spots, the minister said. The same project will be implemented in Chandigarh for identifying black spots and traffic jam prone areas in the city.
The Tribune Chowk witnesses traffic jams lasting for over an hour on most days.