Howrah Police ensure smooth traffic flow at Howrah Maidan

first_imgKolkata: The Howrah Police is taking initiative to ensure smooth traffic movement as the work of East West Metro project is on in the congested Howrah Maidan area.Steps are being taken to ensure better movement of traffic on Bankim Setu, which is taken to reach Howrah Maidan from Howrah Bridge side. Initiatives have also been taken so that no accident takes place on the flyover.According to a police officer of the Howrah City Police, steps have been taken up so that buses from Mahatma Gandhi Road near Howrah Municipal Corporation Stadium can take GT Road to reach Bankim Setu. Earlier buses from Howrah Bridge used to take Mahatma Gandhi Road to reach Bankim Setu. But with the restriction on movement of buses on the stretch of GT Road, now buses stop on Bankim Setu, resulting in traffic congestion. The Howrah Police are now taking steps so that plying of buses on the stretch of GT Road can be restored. The discussion in this regard has also been initiated with the concerned authorities. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe officer further said the location is one of the congested places in Howrah as weekly market is set up on every Tuesday in the area. Hundreds of people visit the place on every Tuesday. Moreover, there is a college and a couple of schools as well.”It was noticed that people often risked their lives to cross the flyover to take a bus from the opposite direction. It causes obstruction to vehicles on both flanks of the flyover. We have decided to approach the concerned authorities to construct a road median with proper guard rails on the flyover,” the officer said adding that people can no longer go across the road once the guard rails are set up in the middle of the two flanks.last_img