Indore: A speed breaker before traffic signal at Indore Agriculture College Square has worsened woes of commuters as traffic police have failed to address the vehicular chaos. Free Press talked to commuters who frequently pass through the square. Excerpts
Heavy Traffic Zone
Agriculture College Square is a heavy traffic zone area. Large number of school buses passes through the road, as it connects AB Road to Ring Road. Then, there is weekly market at Pipliyahana Square on Monday. This adds to haphazard traffic movement.
400 buses pass through daily
Deputy Superintendent of Police (traffic) Basant Kaul said 400 buses cross the square daily. It is a necessary to manage speed on this route. We are planning to improve left turns at the square to address inconvenience faced by commuters.
“Speed breakers are situated before traffic signal and stop line. The commuters sometimes stop near speed breakers and when signal opens they move backwards risking a collision with vehicle behind them.”
Mayank Silawat, businessman
“The speed breakers should be removed immediately. The street lights in the area are also not sufficient because of which commuters face difficulty in seeing the speed breaker. This becomes very risky during night.”
Sandeep Malhotra, working professional
“Size of speed breakers is also large. Vehicles bounce on them even if vehicles are at low speed. Zebra crossing also becomes invisible during night hours. The pedestrians are also under risk while crossing during night. Also, the driver fails to notice the speed breakers.”
Govind Dangi, engineer
“The purpose of traffic management can be solved either by a speed breaker or by a traffic signal. Installing both – speed breaker and traffic signal – cause inconvenience to the commuters.”
Dhruv Lodha, student
“While waiting for signal to open, the first row of vehicles stopping at signal move forward and backward on speed breakers. This is very risky, as the vehicles may hit adjacent drivers.”
Jairatan Vyas, working professional