Plans afoot to improve facilities at the Mattuthavani Bus Stand

MADURAI: The district administration is planning to provide an exclusive entry and exit point for all south-bound vehicles taking Ring Road at the Mattuthavani Bus Stand, said Collector S.S. Jawahar here on Saturday.

As traffic along Ring Road was expected to increase following the restoration of the route for buses passing through the Palanganatham Bus Stand, it was time to improve facilities at the bus stand and repair the road to facilitate easy flow of traffic, he told reporters.

Separate road

Inspecting Ring Road, he also looked into the possibilities of creating a separate road along the Vandiyur lake bund.

He contemplated the chances of changing the position of the first toll gate from the Mattuthavani Bus Stand to a location farther away to prevent clogging of buses at the entry point of Ring Road.

The district administration also planned to improve basic amenities such as lighting on the road and putting up sign and information boards.

Reflectors would also be installed.

To decongest traffic inside the bus stand following increase in the number of buses, the administration planned to provide separate bays for city buses, Mr. Jawahar said.

Pre-paid autos

There was also plan to introduce a system of pre-paid autos.

Superintendent of Police T.S. Anbu, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) S. Prabhakaran, Regional Transport Officers V.P. Ethirajan (South) and K. Muniraj (North) and a host of revenue and Corporation officials accompanied the Collector.