Dummy pillar put up at Bengali Bengali Square to see its effect on traffic.
Dummy pillar put up at Bengali Bengali Square to see its effect on traffic.
PINTU NAMDEV

Indore: The state government is going to take IIT's help in changing the design of Bengali Square flyover, construction of which halted following protest by some shopkeepers.

This decision was taken in a meeting chaired by public works minister Gopal Bhargava and attended by water resource minister and Indore district in-charge Tulsiram Silawat, Indore MP Shankar Lalwani, Indore-5 MLA Mahendra Hardia, former IDA chairman Madhu Verma. The meeting was held in Bhopal.

“It has been decided unanimously in the meeting that for smooth movement of traffic the design of under-construction flyover at Bengali Square needs to be changed. We have decided to send the existing design of the flyover to either IIT Bombay or Delhi with our requirements within 15 days,” Bhargava said.

“After considering every aspect and going through modified design, PWD will initiate action after discussion with the public representatives,” Bhargava added.

Silawat said that there is always traffic congestion at Bengali Square due to dense residential settlements. “Therefore, the design of the flyover should be such that the traffic moves smoothly at the Bengali Square,” he added.

Silawat said that after the advice received from experts in IIT, the decision will be taken by all the public representatives and officials after inspecting the under-construction site.

Lalwani said that the flyover should be modified in such a way that there is clear visibility of vehicles coming from all four sides and there is no obstruction in the movement of the vehicle.

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