Raipur: Several measures are being taken to improve the traffic system of the capital. The measures being taken to improve the system, if the work is not completed on time, instead of reducing the problem, it is increasing further. On the orders of the Collector, the work of widening the service road from Santoshi Nagar to Tatiband is to be done. After the order, the roads have been dug one to one and a half months back. Even after one and a half months have passed since the digging of the road, the construction work of the road has not yet started. On contacting the National Highway Management in this regard, the responsible officer says that their project is currently to build a flyover in Tatiband. Apart from this, there is no other project in Raipur.
It is worth mentioning that due to city bus and buses operating on other routes, jam situation is created in Santoshi Nagar to Tatiband and Pachpedi Naka service road. Keeping this in mind, the Collector had called a meeting of the members of the Road Safety Committee two months back. Instructions were given in the meeting to widen the service road. On the instructions of the collector, the roads were excavated to widen the service road. After digging, asphalt work was done at some places, the remaining others have been abandoned. Due to this, the possibility of accident remains more and more.
The road is in accident category
It is notable that Santoshi Nagar to Tatiband Marg and Service Road are included in the accident category. Road accidents keep happening on this route. In this context, it is necessary to widen this road as soon as possible. Recently, a woman crossing the road on this route had died after being hit by an unknown vehicle. Along with this, minor road accidents keep happening on this route.
Forced to walk on the highway due to dilapidated road
Service road is constructed on the National Highway for the movement of small and medium vehicles. Due to the excavation of the service road, two wheeler drivers are forced to drive on the National Highway. Because of this, there is a possibility of accident all the time.
The collector said that he will inquire about the matter
National Highways and Service Roads come under the National Highway Authority. In this regard, the project director of NHAI Narendra Singh was contacted, then he denied that any construction work is going on on the service road in any way. On contacting the collector, the collector said that he would be able to tell something after getting information about the matter. EE Hemant Arora of Public Works Department described the service road as a part of NH. In such a situation, the question arises that which department is doing the work of widening the service road.