Jamshedpur, Oct 11: In order to meet heavy rush during Durga Puja, the vehicular traffic arrangement has been planned to be streamlined in the steel city like any other year.
The district traffic department has restricted the movement of heavy vehicles in the steel city from 11 am to 4 am from October 11 till October 14. On October 15, the day of immersion, the movement of heavy vehicles will remain restricted from 5 am to 11 pm.
During the four days between October 11 and 14 heavy vehicles entering and leaving the city will be allowed only from 4 am to 11 am.
During the restriction period, heavy vehicles seeking to enter the steel city need to be parked in the Transport Nagar in Mango. Vehicles found parked on the Marine Dive will be penalised.
Vehicular traffic, the major concern during the pujas will be under the administration’s scanner from this week as this issue is also an impediment in the way of organizing smooth puja.
“Road accidents leading to blockading of streets is very common in the city, so, to avoid such scenes during pujas the traffic police has worked out a revised route chart for heavy vehicles movement that will be made public next week,” informed a district traffic official.
“Security and traffic regulation will undoubtedly be the main issue. We will soon finalize the security arrangements and take the opinions of puja committee members,” said an official.
Taking lessons from the past incidents the district administration is not ready to take any chance on the security front on this Durga puja. Effective police arrangements will be in place during the five-day festival with puja organizing committees being instructed to ensure all cooperation to the authorities for an incident free puja.
Along with the police mobility electronic gadgets will be pressed into service on a larger scale to defuse the crisis, if any, at the local level. And, in this connection puja committees have been strictly asked to install close circuit television (CCTV) sets without lapse.