Indore: In absence of cops, morning walkers manage traffic in front of school during rush hours

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:54 AM IST
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Indore: Exposing the apathy of administration in maintaining traffic in city, a group of morning walkers, who had to rush to school to drop their wards due to strike by auto-rickshaw and van drivers, managed traffic after a heavy jam took place on Agriculture College Square on Thursday morning.

No policemen were seen at the square during the peak hours causing the traffic chaos for quite some time. However, ASP (traffic) Pradeep Singh Chouhan reached the spot after being tipped off about the traffic mismanagement at the square and brought the situation under control. Following crackdown by RTO and traffic police on school buses and possible ban on auto rickshaws and vans in ferrying schoolchildren, drivers were on strike since Monday forcing the parents to drop their children at their schools.

Similar traffic jam and chaos were also witnessed in front of many other big schools including St Raphael’s School, Daly College and St Paul school. Some Schools have ordered parents to come to the school on two-wheelers as increasing number of four-wheelers in front of the school became the sole reason for traffic chaos on the road.

Parent of a student, Rajkumar Khandelwal said that “We are facing difficulties to drop children at their schools due to the strike of auto rickshaws. The school administration should arrange vehicles to pick and drop children so that their studies are not affected.” Raju Sharma and Kamal Shrivastav told free press that they were taking morning walk when they saw the heavy traffic jam on the square and reached there to manage the traffic.

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