Road Safety Committee moots steps to smoothen traffic in Thrissur

June 17, 2014 12:00 am | Updated 05:43 am IST - Thrissur:

Action against persons parking their vehicles on road side

A meeting of the Road Safety Committee convened by District Collector M.S. Jaya on Monday reviewed the new traffic regulations implemented in the city. 

The meeting decided to remove the median at the Patturaikkal Junction to make the traffic smooth. One-way system was implemented at the junction. 

The meeting also decided to reduce the width of the round at the Patturailkkal and Aswini junctions. The collector asked the Public Works (Road) department to complete the work in a week.

 The Parakkat Line will be made one-way. Rumble strips will be set up on road near Devamatha Public School to control speed of the vehicles. The meeting also decided to direct the school authorities to instruct the vehicles transporting students to drop them only after entering the school compound. This is to avoid traffic blocks in the area during school time. 

Stringent action would be taken against vehicle owners who create traffic blocks by parking vehicles on the road side.

More sign boards would be erected in the city as part of the traffic modifications. 

The meeting reviewed suggestions for modification of the traffic rules submitted by various associations. More traffic police personnel would be deployed in various places to make the regulations effective.  The City Corporation will consider allotting more funds for taking up immediate works in connection with the traffic modifications.

City Police Commissioner P. Prakash; ward councillor Smini Sijo; Additional District Magistrate K. Selvaraj; Corporation Secretary K.M. Basheer; RTO  C.K.Asokan; PWD executive engineer U. Hassan and others participated in the meeting.

The traffic modifications implemented in the city a week ago has invited a mixed response.

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