Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) on Friday urged the concerned authorities to open the newly constructed Y-shape flayover near Ram Jhula in the city for vehicular traffic. The construction of the flyover is almost over but for reasons best known to the authorities it remains closed for traffic.
A delegation of the association led by its President Shrawankumar Malu met Superintending Engineer, PWD Circle Nagpur - J H Bhanuse and submitted him a memorandum. The delegation held discussion on the need of the flyover. VTA also sent a memorandum to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari; Chief Minister Eknath Shinde; Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis; and Chief Engineer, State PWD in this regard. On the occasion, Shrawankumar Malu said, “we strongly believe that the flyover should be opened for traffic immediately so that the traffic on the roads below gets reduced drastically and thereby giving the contractors enough space and time to finish the job with much better quality.” Secretary of VTA Tejinder Singh Renu said, “the existing position has created such a situation where many road users are using the existing facility from the wrong side and taking illegal U-turn on Ram Jhula flyover. Such traffic violations have increased the chances of fatal accident on the spot. Moreover the number of private guards placed by the contractor have been decreased due to which the situation is worsening day by day.”
VTA suggested that the flyover should be opened without any further delay in public interest. Also present in the VTA delegation were Hemant Trivedi - Vice President, Amarjeet Singh Chawla and Rajesh Kanungo - Joint Secretaries.
It is important to note that VTA had initiated a proposal for having a flyover connected with Ram Jhula to ease traffic congestion on Jai Stambh Square by surpassing one-side traffic by flyover in 2016. VTA had also submitted plans and drawings of the proposal to the concerned authorities.