Friday, April 5, 2024

Trending Topics

HomeAutoOn C R Ave, cars clock 8.5 minutes for 3.4km

On C R Ave, cars clock 8.5 minutes for 3.4km

spot_img

Kolkata: A new traffic management regime , complete with new traffic signals and blocking of illegal crossovers , has been flagged off on Central or C R Avenue , a key north and central Kolkata connector, cutting down on travel time even in peak hours. Police said after the new system came into force, it was taking 8. 5 minutes to cover 3.

4 km between Rajballabpara and Medical College and Hospital in rush hours. Before Covid had struck, the travelling time on the stretch used to be 15 minutes, which was brought down to 10 minutes last year. “The permanent signals have now brought down travel time by another 1.

5 minutes,” said an officer. “CR Avenue was chosen as a test case. and The 15-minute ride between MCH and Rajballabpara has been reduced to around half.

While we achieved the below-10 minutes mark, we are still making changes to stop undue crossovers,” said a senior officer. CR Avenue was an example of how speed had increased in the city despite a ride in personal vehicle count, claimed a Lalbazar officer, who carried out a three-month survey of 28 stretches spanning 150km. Police have set up two traffic signals at the Balaram Dey Street-CR Avenue crossing and Madan Chatterjee Street-CR Avenue crossing.

Boom barriers have been installed on Madan Mohan Burman Street to streamline pedestrian traffic and personnel are also posted on the road to monitor people and slow-moving vehicle crossovers alike. Cops added refuge islands, especially around Balaram Dey Street and CR Avenue, had been completed, too. All the traffic signals have also been synchronized to be working on the auto mode.

“But for motorists’ and pedestrians’ safety, we are holding up traffic after a certain distance to check speeding,” said a Lalbazar officer. Auto signals in the city were recalibrated in 2022, aiming to reduce travel time, given that consecutive green lights would allow motorists increase the average speed. Auto signalling on C R Avenue, coupled with no-entry for non-mechanized vehicles, means the speed on this stretch has increased by a few notches.

“We prioritized the main road but three big crossings, including the MG Road one, are our challenge. We want vehicles to keep moving, especially in the morning,” the officer. The work is still not over.

The next stretch, between MCH and Esplanade, will see cops taking a few more initiatives around pedestrian crossovers before travel time-reduction measures are taken. Explore Your Financial Landscape with Personalized Credit Insights. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Visual Stories Previous 10 types of Chilla to enjoy for breakfast Food 7 Indian foods declared ‘best in the world’ Food Quotes by Swami Vivekananda that will inspire you Lifestyle 10 popular street food destinations in India travel 10 lesser-known and flavourful dishes of Telangana Food Chef Vikas Khanna-style Pav Bhaji Masala is what we all need in our kitchen Food 10 things child learns only from a sister Lifestyle ​Baby names inspired by the Sun God​ Lifestyle 10 ways to get shiny white teeth at home Lifestyle 9 Indian sesame seed recipes that are a must in winter Food Next 1 2 3 Hot Picks Amazon Sale Fire Dombivli high-rise Sextortion Rahul Dravid Best laptops in India Makeup Products Discount Best Power Banks Tecno Pop 8 Review Gaming Laptops TOP TRENDS Ayodhya Ram Mandir Amazon Republic Day Sale Hyundai Creta 2024 Horoscope Today PM Modi Milind Deora.


From: toi
URL: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/on-c-r-ave-cars-clock-8-5-minutes-for-3-4km/articleshow/106912284.cms

DTN
DTN
Dubai Tech News is the leading source of information for people working in the technology industry. We provide daily news coverage, keeping you abreast of the latest trends and developments in this exciting and rapidly growing sector.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Must Read

Related News