Recently commuters in the city are facing constant traffic jams at Rajeev Gandhi Square Ajni and also on Rail Boulevard square connecting ROB near Ajni Railway Station. Likewise heavy vehicles approaching Mouda from Bhandara Road were facing issues of no entry on recent notification issued by traffic police as requested by GDCL-SSIM contractor engaged in completion of Pardi Flyover NHAI infrastructure.
Taking these issues including others, a delegation of Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) led by Hemant Trivedi â€“ vice president of VTA met Sarang D. Awad, IPS – DCP Traffic, Nagpur and also submitted a memorandum and city map of the concerned area.
Tejinder Singh Renu â€“ Secretary of VTA highlighted that many two wheelers are seen going the wrong side from FCI Godown to RTPS Road crossing the Rajeev Gandhi Square on Wardha Road at Ajni and while doing so they travel almost 100 meters on the wrong side. Over the days this is increasing day by day and many times they delay the traffic coming from the Airport side by causing chaos and traffic jams. This can even lead to serious accidents someday and we strongly believe that this is avoidable by simply closing the divider on Wardha Road at this T-point. This will automatically curb wrong side usage; however the two wheelers then will have to take an alternate route to reach RTPS road side, which we have on both the ends of this T-point. In fact the newly constructed road under Metro from Ajni Station connecting Kriplani Square is hardly in use. This may be done once the Highway under repair of cement concrete is done and both sides are open for traffic.
Hemant Trivedi â€“ VTA Vice President said likewise heavy traffic is not permitted on Ajni ROB connecting Ajni Railway Station and Medical Square side due to ROBâ€™s age factor. To avoid such traffic, plenty of MS Bars are installed on the approach roads on both the ends (as seen in the picture attached) and thereby stalling the traffic thereby causing massive traffic jams. It is highly recommended that we remove these MS bars and install overhead barriers to restrict heavy load traffic.
Rajesh Kanungo â€“ Joint Secretary of VTA said that Transporters including himself are facing issues as their Heavy Vehicles are being getting challaned on using Bhandara Road Pardi area and on our inquiry VTA came across of a notification issued by this Office on 06.06.2022 in regards to this road as requested by Ranjit Wahi â€“ Admin GDCL-SSIL, Nagpur. VTA also spoke to Wahi to understand the issue. Major problem is that the truckers arenâ€™t aware of this notification, no cop stops them from entering, no prominent signage is seen displaying no entry and they get challaned by mobile pictures taken by cops only to be known after a few weeks. By then the same truck might have travelled and challaned several times.
Amarjeet Singh Chawla â€“ Joint Secretary of VTA also highlighted the illegal parking carried by several on the service road on Bhandara Road thereby causing accidental situations and frequent quarrels on the road.
After patiently listening to issues and suggestions submitted by VTA, DCP Traffic Sarang Awad assured that this divider closure can surely be experimented for a few days so that we understand the traffic distribution caused thereafter. He said, height barriers were installed so many times but are damaged immediately, it is highly recommended that new ROB be constructed on war footing. Totally understanding the heavy vehicles issue, he said that we have permitted heavy vehicles in the night from the portion as rarely any construction activity is seen at the Pardi site.