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Flyover work hits traffic on Ambabari-Jhotwara route

Jaipur: Commuters travelling from Ambabari to Jhotwara are facing harrowing time as the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has started repair work of Jhotwara flyover which connects both the areas.

The civic body will change the expansion joints of the flyover and work is expected to continue for 30 days. The work will be carried out in phases and initially the JDA has decided to close vehicular Traffic on stretch which connect Ambabari to Jhotwara.

An official said, cars and other four-wheelers going from Ambabari to Jhotwara have been diverted towards Sikar Road. They can reach Jhotwara via Dadi Ka Pathak. However, the two-wheeler riders can directly go to Ambabari to Jhotwara using slip lanes constructed beneath the flyover. Similarly, once traffic is closed from Jhotwara end, the traffic will be diverted via Khirini Pathak.

“As per the study, nearly 1.20 lakh two and four-wheelers crosses the flyover every day. These commuters have to face inconvenience for a month as after traffic diversion there route will increase up to 12 km,” said a JDA official.

He added, “The bearing of the flyover are being changed. This is the reason traffic has been diverted. It would take one months to normalize the traffic.”

Traffic on the flyover has increased after new colonies came up in nearby areas. Commuters travelling on the route are witnessing long traffic snarls. Commuters going to Sharti Nagar , Bani Park to Vaishali Nagar or Jhotwara are forced to take longer route.

“The area is already congested due to vehicular traffic throughout the day. In the absence of adequate deployment of traffic near Amambari Circle, the traffic jams are witnessed as traffic has increased manifolds due to diversions,” said Imran Khan, a businessman.

Source : timesofindia



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