Coimbatore

Erratic parking of vehicles on Nanjappa Road leads to congestion

The traffic chaos is at its peak after 6 p.m. near the venue of Government exhibition

Erratic parking of vehicles on Dr. Nanjappa Road where the Government exhibition is under way has led to traffic snarls. Absence of parking lot has resulted in parking of vehicles along Dr. Nanjappa Road, VOC Park Road, Park Gate area.

The traffic chaos that begins around 3 p.m. is at its peak after 6 p.m. The blockade has also resulted in piling of vehicles on Avanashi Road. The chaotic situation is more during Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and vehicles queue up on both sides of the road from Park Gate junction to LIC Signal on Avanashi Road.

N. Prem, a regular user of the stretch, says that police should regulate the parking from evening and ensure that vehicles are not allowed to park on either side of the road.

N. Arivarasu, a conductor with a private bus operator, says that at least police should divert the outbound long distance buses on Bharathiar Road to reduce congestion on Nanjappa Road and Park Gate stretch. “Recently, an ambulance was caught in the traffic for nearly 20 minutes,” he added.

On all the three weekend days, a number of drivers lost their running time that resulted in curtailment of trips.

N. Jaya, who works in a private firm at Gandhipuram, says that police should make parking arrangements either at VOC Park or behind the Gandhipuram town bus stand.

N. Senthilmurugan, a private bus driver, says that it took him 35 minutes to cover the distance from Tirupur to LIC Signal which is about 40 km and it took another 20 to 25 minutes to reach Gandhipuram from LIC Signal which is just four km.

Similarly, from Gandhipuram bus stand to LIC Signal it took nearly 15 to 20 minutes to reach their respective destinations, he added.

Lack of presence of police personnel to regulate the traffic has also resulted in prolonged traffic snarls.

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