The city police are contemplating diverting the heavy vehicular traffic near Kanakadurga temple during peak hours shortly.

The city traffic police are planning to divert the heavy vehicular traffic from Gollapudi to Ramavarappadu so that there will be no congestion of traffic on road near Durga ghat, according to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), traffic, A. Venkata Ramana.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he said that the heavy vehicle diversion would be taken up on an experimental basis.

The heavy vehicles would pass through Chuttugunta, Chittinagar before joining national highway at Ramavarappadu. This would ease the traffic at Durga ghat, Kummaripalem, and Ashoka pillar, he said.

Mr. Ramana said that the there were about 10 traffic junctions in the city where ‘free left' was permitted.

But, of late, it was found that the vehicle users were blocking the ‘free left' lane obstructing the traffic flow.

Hence, it was decided to levy fines on the vehicle users who were obstructing the free left lanes.

The junctions include Nirmala Convent road, Police Control Room, Raghavaiah Park, DCP Bunglow, Benz Circle, ITI Junction, Mahanadu Junction, and Chennupati Petrol Pump, he said.

Parking lots

The ACP said that traffic police and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) jointly inspected the accident prone areas in the city, more particularly near Krishnalanka.

A suitable action plan would be developed soon.

The VMC was also asked to develop parking lots near four traffic police stations in the city, he said.

Traffic Inspector K. Venkateswara Rao was also present.

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