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Monday, December 10, 2012

DM discusses report on widening of crossings with PWD, traffic officials

Kanak cinema crossing
 Dehradun, December 10
The District Magistrate (DM) convened a meeting of officials of the district administration, PWD and Traffic Department today to discuss the survey report over the widening of crossings and T-points or roundabouts in the city. Besides this, the DM, BVRC Purushottam, has also directed the concerned officials to submit their report regarding clearance of encroachments from the city in the next 15 days. He asked the officials to earmark the places plagued by encroachments and the suggestions to clear them.

The city has been divided into four zones to conduct the survey in order to identify the bottlenecks in traffic around these crossings and the measures to remove them. The discussions took place only on first two zones today. Suggestions were made in each respective case where the action plan was prepared to undertake works in the first, second and third consecutive months. Suggestions were made such as shifting of electrical poles, transformers, police pickets, felling of trees, relocation of shops or acquisition of land, wherever they were felt required, in order to widen the area and facilitate smooth flow of traffic.

The areas which were discussed under first zone are Clock Tower to Chukhuwala, Binda Crossing to Kishan Nagar Crossing, Kolagarh Marg, Garhi Cantt crossing, Ballupur Crossing to Balliwala, Prem Nagar to Nanda ki Chowki, Bhaowala, Selaqui to Sahaspur and Harbertpur.

The area enlisted under second zone are Survey Crossing, Kanak crossing, Sports College, Raipur, Raipur Marg, Sahastardhara Crossing, Curzon Road T-point, Municipal T-point, Cross Road T-point, Dwarika Store, Araghar Crossing, Dharmpur Mandi, Nehru Colony, Dharampur Crossing, Rispana Crossing, Jogiwala Crossing, Ring Road T-point and motorway from Jolly Grant to Rishikesh.

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