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Traffic woes for commuters

Asif Yar Khan
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Callous attitude:The practice of motorists taking a prohibited right turn on the Amberpet road is leading to traffic jams.
Callous attitude:The practice of motorists taking a prohibited right turn on the Amberpet road is leading to traffic jams.

The smooth flow of traffic between the 6 number junction and the Sree Ramana theatre junction at Amberpet is being hindered at the small T lane in between the graveyards a little near the Green mosque on the stretch.

Though there are right turn restrictions at the place, the traffic coming from the Amberpet side takes a free right turn owing to callous attitude of the traffic policemen who are deployed to prevent it.

The lane acts as a short cut and allows the people to save some time and distance.

It leads to Tilaknagar and Vidyanagar, though the practice helps a section of the motorists it leads to immense problems for the traffic that moves on the stretch.

“The motorists take a sudden right turn cutting the path of the oncoming traffic. On occasions we have narrowly avoided hitting them,” says Ramesh, an RTC driver of inter district service.

“Making a note of the problem the traffic police erected a ‘no right turn' signboard and started posting a policeman. But the traffic policeman occasionally makes his presence felt and the practice continues,” says a Santosh Kumar, businessman who heads daily through the route to his shop at Amberpet.

The road is quite narrow at the place due to the presence of two graveyards on its either sides. Hence the authorities could not make it wider and allow a right turn.

“The lane cannot handle a huge volume of traffic. Two way traffic flow leads to traffic snarls and instead affects the traffic flow on the main road,” says Yadi Reddy, a local leader of the area.

Asif Yar Khan

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