Traffic chaos reigns in front of city’s judicial academy

With the shifting of the District Court Complex to Sector 43,the intersection between Sector 43 A and D,in front of the Chandigarh Judicial Academy has witnessed an increase in traffic.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 30, 2013 4:39:24 am

With the shifting of the District Court Complex to Sector 43,the intersection between Sector 43 A and D,in front of the Chandigarh Judicial Academy has witnessed an increase in traffic. The traffic hazard has become a cause for concern. The staff of Chandigarh District Court has complained about the paucity of a median or traffic lights or a small round at the intersection.

“While coming to the court,it is necessary for us to avoid the intersection in front of the Chandigarh Judicial Academy. There is a lot of chaos at the intersection at the peak hours. The commuters are just confused where to go and when to take a turn. The CTU buses are at a high speed and if stuck behind a bus,it is not visible as to who is approaching from the front,” said one of the judgment writers in the court.

A constable of the UT Traffic Police said,“It is quite often that a major pile-up is just avoided at this intersection. Everyone is in a hurry to reach the court and so there is a lot of confusion here”.

A peon,Chakadhar,who crosses the intersection everyday said,“A few days back,while I was going home,a motorcycle collided with a car. The motorcycle overturned. Both persons riding the motorcycle sustained minor injuries and were saved as they were wearing helmets. As soon as the collision happened. There was so much chaos,the entire traffic came to a halt at once”.

When contacted the area inspector of the UT Traffic police,Inspector Keval Krishan said,“We had realised this problem which was reported by the traffic staff. I had made a proposal to have a median on that road so that the the traffic problem which,particularly the court staff is facing can be reduced”.

Inspector Keval Krishan said that though the UT Traffic Police has not received any complaint regarding the same as yet,a proposal to have an engineering change was made to the UT Engineering Department. “I had given the proposal about 15 days back. The UT Engineering Department is yet to revert. I am hoping that a meeting will be held soon and a solution to this problem will be sought”.

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