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The roundabout with a diameter of 26 metre will lose six metre

Work in progress to reduce the diameter of AVR roundabout on Salem Coimbatore National Highway in Salem on Monday.- PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM
Work in progress to reduce the diameter of AVR roundabout on Salem Coimbatore National Highway in Salem on Monday.- PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM

Work has commenced to reduce the diameter of AVR roundabout on the Salem – Bangalore National Highway on Monday.

The city police, after a detailed study on the congestion-prone areas in the city, submitted a proposal to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to reduce the diameter of the roundabout and the medians along its sides. NHAI commenced the work on Monday.

The roundabout with a diameter of 26 metre will be reduced to 20 metre.

The work is expected to be completed in two weeks, sources said.

Senior traffic officials said that long-trailer trucks found it difficult to pass along the roundabout and it often lead to traffic congestion. Once the work is over, movement of vehicles will be easier on the road, they said.

On Monday, City Police Commissioner K.C. Mahali along with Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) K. Radhakrishnan, senior traffic police personnel and engineers from the State Highways Department inspected Military Road and arterial roads to find out solutions for reducing the frequent accidents. Placing of medians could be one of the solutions to reduce accidents on the stretch, they said.

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