CPI plea to widen road overbridges

The city unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has urged the authorities to take steps to widen the narrow road overbridges near the Railway Junction, Thiruvanaikovil and Fort at the earliest.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, K.Suresh, city secretary of the CPI, said widening the three over bridges has been a long pending demand as heavy traffic congestion was witnessed in these places.

He also urged the police to give up a reported move to declare the road over bridge near the Railway Junction as one-way and divert vehicles bound towards Viralimalai, Madurai and Pudukottai. This would cause much hardship for people, as they would have to take a detour of over three km, he contended.

Instead, the police could divert all buses and heavy vehicles entering the city from Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Madurai to go via TVS Tollgate and Head Post Office junction to reach the bus stand. All other vehicles can be allowed via the Junction over bridge, he suggested.

Meanwhile, the Federation of Welfare Organisations has urged the authorities to strictly enforce a circular one-way traffic system in the Court junction in the city to divert all vehicles to go around the Parankiri Vellupillai Park.

The junction was facing heavy congestion and vehicles from four directions were converging at the spot, creating chaotic traffic conditions, said N.Ramakrishnan of the federation said in a statement.

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