New traffic pattern with one-way trial for one week

Coimbatore City Traffic Police will commence the trial run of the green corridor concept on Mettupalayam Road for a week beginning February 2.

Talking to The Hindu, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Pravesh Kumar said that the trial run on the nine km stretch with 11 signals is basically aimed at identifying the teething troubles in the new system.

The green corridor system is basically aimed at ensuring an uninterrupted flow of traffic for the motorists and eliminating the need for a motorist travelling on a straight alignment to stop at every signal, provided he or she drives/rides the vehicle at 45 kmph speed.

The concept was first tried on Avanashi Road, but evoked a mixed response.

The police have installed 11 signals on the Mettuppalayam Road for a nine km stretch.

The signals that existed and now installed and synchronised between Flower Market and Thudialur included Kamarajapuram Junction, Periyasamy Road Junction, Chinthamani Junction, Avanashilingam Home Science College, Azhagesan road, N.S.R. Road Junction, Sai Baba Temple Junction, Housing Unit – Kannappa Nagar Road Junction, G.N. Mills Junction and Thudialur Junction.

On either direction, if the motorist maintains the speed and does not accelerate beyond 45 kmph or decelerates, he would be able to get green signal at all successive signals and travel the distance at a shortest span of 13 to 16 minutes, police said.

One-way traffic

In order to decongest Chinthamani Junction on Mettupalayam Road and to ensure the success of green corridor, city police have announced a change in traffic pattern. Periyasamy Road joining Mettuppalayam Road will be a one-way on a trial basis for a week from February 2.

Motorists from Mettupalayam Road could travel on the Periyasamy Road, Sir Shanmugam Road and reach DB Road as usual. Vehicles from Sir Shanmugam Road via Periyasamy Road will not be allowed to join Mettupalayam Road.

Those vehicles from DB Road side will have to take the TV Samy Road to reach Mettupalayam Road. This trial run will be monitored for one week.

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