Madurai: The Madurai city traffic police has initiated work to link Nehru Nagar road with the service road in Bypass Road by clearing juliflora in Nehru Nagar Junction. Once the link is established, motorists coming via Nehru Nagar can take a ‘U’ turn at an opening to be given in the centre median, around 100m away from the beginning of the Rail Overbridge (ROB) Road.
“The linking work will be completed in a week or two. A signal will be introduced at the place where the vehicles join Bypass Road to manage congestion,” assistant commissioner of police, Tallakulam, G Mariappan said.
At present, commuters from Nehru Nagar take a turn near the ROB, posing a threat to motorists travelling on the Bypass Road. After TOI had published a report highlighting the safety issues on September 15, a traffic constable has been posted there during peak hours.
V Kalamegam, a social activist said the situation is much better as the traffic chaos is under control after the policeman was posted. “Efforts by the city police to prevent Nehru Nagar commuters from taking Bypass Road, close to the bridge is commendable. It is the best possible way to address the problem,” he said.
Madurai MP Su Venkatesan, who inspected the junction on Saturday pledged his support to the locals to make the road safer.