Locals, experts feel new flyovers will add to chaos around Kasturchand Park: Nagpur | Nagpur News - Times of India

Locals, experts feel new flyovers will add to chaos around Kasturchand Park: Nagpur | Nagpur News – Times of India


Nagpur: Sadar’s Y-shaped flyover has already created chaos at its landing near Kasturchand Park (KP). Now, the under construction Y-shaped Kingsway flyover will land on two main roads around KP. Also, the Kamptee Road double-decker flyover will land near LIC Square, thereby taking number of flyovers landing near KP to four. It will create more traffic trouble, feel locals and experts.
In future the traffic police may likely make traffic around KP one-way. Authorities should ensure that the flyovers does not obstruct this plan.
“Nagpur is fortunate to get so many infrastructure projects, however we must plan and execute such projects keeping future in mind. They shouldn’t result into functionally obsolete projects like the flyover in front of Nagpur Railway Station,” said Vidarbha Taxpayers’ Association secretary Tejindar Singh Renu.
“As a result of the many projects in its vicinity, KP is surely to turn into traffic nucleus of Orange City, therefore such projects need thorough impact study,” he said.
“The one arm of Kingsway flyover will land in front of a school. It will cause traffic hurdle during school timings. Likewise, some permanent solution is needed for chaos caused by landing of Sadar flyover near RBI Square,” Renu said.
Civic activist and secretary of Parivartan The Citizens Forum, Dinesh Naidu said flyovers are being built without application of mind, forget proper traffic survey and engineering. “One arm of Kingsway flyover will land near the Military Battalion and another right in front of a school. This shows no politician is bothered about the mess it will cause,” he said and added it creates serious doubts about the capability and intention of MahaMetro.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had also recently said that views and suggestions of NGOs should also be considered on projects.
“We the citizens are actual stakeholders and have better knowledge of the road and traffic behaviour. So it’s important that collective traffic study is done,” said Renu.
Rajya Sabha MP and vice-president of Member of Parliament Road Safety Committee Dr Vikas Mahatme admitted that futuristic vision is lacking while designing infrastructure projects. He said help of experts like VNIT should be taken.



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