Two-wheeler riders using the underpass of Avanashi Road flyover are riding through a problem zone every day facing traffic snarls.

The decision to divert two-wheelers through the underpass leaving the flyover for three-wheelers and four-wheelers is a welcome decision and would definitely ease congestion on the flyover, pointed out K. Kathirmathiyon, Secretary of Coimbatore Consumer Cause. But the present traffic pattern has some teething problems, which requires attention, intervention and remedial measures, he added.

The two-wheelers proceeding from Avanashi Road to Brooke Bond Road and from Mill Road to Avanashi Road are intercepted by vehicles from Brooke Bond Road. There use to be police personnel earlier to regulate the flow of traffic, motorists added.

Owing to pollution levels, non-availability of a police constable could not be a complaint, Mr. Kathirmathiyon said. There has to be a mechanism to regulate the flow of traffic. One suggestion put forth by motorists was to ask the two-wheeler riders from Brooke Bond Road to use the flyover or make arrangements for regulating the flow. Similarly, a drainage running along the railway bridge is another cause of concern for motorists who fear leakage. If these problems are sorted besides relaying the battered stretches of the underpass, it could become more motorist-friendly.

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