Regardless of spending crores on elevated street in Amritsar, chaos stays
Amritsar, Might 11
Constructed at a price of crores of rupees, the elevated street has did not resolve visitors issues of town.
Constructed at a price of Rs 350 crore, the elevated street is about 4.5 km because the crow flies. It was commissioned in March 2014. It connects the Bhandari Railway Overbridge as much as the Mall within the metropolis. Initially much-touted as an answer to the perpetual visitors mess alongside the stretch, it partially served the aim. Site visitors chaos continues to be the bane of the stretch beneath the elevated street.
The elevated street was constructed to offer reduction to commuters from the extremely congested visitors on the GT street between the ISBT and Maqbool Chowk. Nevertheless, after its completion, the Bhandari railway overbridge emerged as an enormous visitors bottleneck.
After a number of experiments to ease visitors chaos on and across the Bhandari bridge, two-lane slip flyover was additionally later added to accommodate the GT road-bound visitors. This 12 months, the federal government opened the extension a part of the ROB to offer extra space to commuters.
SB Singh, a resident of a locality on the identical stretch, questioned the imaginative and prescient of the authorities in elevating a large infrastructure with out guaranteeing its full success. He held the planning in isolation as a motive for the current visitors mess. The ISBT falling en route was not taken into correct account. Lots of of buses day by day commute backward and forward the ISBT.
Bikramjit Singh, one other resident, stated the elevated street ought to have been constructed to cater to buses solely. Ideally, each inbound and outbound buses must be made to utilise the elevated street to succeed in bypasses with out driving on metropolis roads.