Jamshedpur : In view of rising road mishaps in the city, the district administration has geared up to ease traffic movement so that the menace can be curbed.
The number of those killed and injured on the roads is rapidly rising every year. In last one month about 15 people have lost their lives.
The district administration of East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan has taken a decision for preventing entry of heavy vehicles through the Kharkai bridge. Very soon the administration of the twin districts will set- up barriers at strategic points.
From now the heavy and light commercial vehicles have to ply through the Adityapur toll bridge linking the steel city to Adityapur from the Kadma end instead.
The move is aimed to sure that the Adityapur Toll Bridge Company Limited (ATBCL) does not incurring any further loss of revenue in terms of the toll from the Adityapur toll bridge.
Officials of the East Singhbhum district said that they want to streamline the movement of heavy vehicle to and from the steel city by enforcing the vehicles to ply through the Adityapur toll bridge only.
Deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Jagdish Prasad said that the nitty-gritty�s for restricting the movement of the heavy and light commercial vehicles through the Kharkai bridge is being made following a instruction received after a high level meeting between the East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan district administration.
” We are working on the plan to restrict the movement by setting up sign-board near the Kharkai bridge declaring restriction of heavy and light commercial vehicles, ” said deputy superintendent of police (traffic) Jagdish Prasad.
The East Singhbhum officials said that they want to streamline the movement of heavy vehicle to and from the steel city by enforcing the vehicles to ply through the Adityapur toll bridge only.
The officials said the restriction of heavy vehicle through the Kharkai bridge is due to not only loss of revenue caused to the Adityapur toll-bridge but the safety of the second Kharkai bridge the approach road of which under construction and also for the safety of the commuters.
�The traffic police have been enforcing the law with a firm hand. But there is no respite to the increasing number of accidents. At the same time most of the city roads are narrow. Some are uneven and with curves. And most of the roadsides are thickly vegetated hampering the vision of road users,� said an official.
Sources went on to inform that more than 20 percent heavy vehicles tend to negotiate through the Kharkai bride, and in doing so they save toll-tax.
On an average around 2000 heavy vehicles move toward Adityapur industrial are every day, but due to lack of barriers and strict measures at the check points, about 300 vehicles pass through the Kharkai bridge.
The DSP traffic further informed that a special police picket will be set up at the Bistupur end of the Kharkai bridge and the district administration will put up sign board declaring the Kharkai bridge is closed for the movement of heavy and light commercial vehicles.
Similar arrangement will be made at the point on Tata-Kandra Road near the turning of Adityapur toll bridge’s Adityapur end also.