The Phoolbagan traffic intersection, that was closed for more than six years to assist the construction work of the East-West Metro’s underground station, was re-opened for traffic on Sunday.
The barricade was removed by senior traffic police officers. Now, vehicles coming from both ends of Narkeldanga main road and CIT Road can move forward crossing the intersection. Also, vehicles coming from EM Bypass will be able to take CIT Road directly thorough the crossing.
“No right turn will be allowed at the traffic intersection for now,” said a traffic sergeant. Vehicles, coming from the Beliaghata end of CIT Road, wanting to take the Narkeldanga main road and move towards EM Bypass will have to drive further on the stretch before taking a U-turn to get on the opposite flank and then take left to get into the Narkeldanga main road. Similarly, vehicles coming from Kankurgachi end on CIT Road and planning to avail Narkeldanga main road to move towards Rajabazar will have to move further ahead to take a U-turn to get on the opposite flank and then take left turn to get into the Rajabazar-bound road.
Sergeants posted at the spot said it would take a few days for motorists to adjust with this traffic rejig. Several traffic officers will be deployed to handle the vehicles on Monday — first working day.
Motorists and commuters are happy with the move. “Crossing the intersection was difficult and traffic here would always be chaotic,” said Sankhadip Majumder, a commuter.
Source: Times of India