In response to the deteriorating road conditions and persistent traffic congestion caused by ongoing construction works on the Ajmer-Jaipur highway, the police have taken a firm stance by directing a strongly worded letter to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). The letter emphasizes the urgent need for the removal of toll plazas along the highway. Additional SP (Dudu), Dinesh Sharma, recently voiced his concerns to the NHAI, urging them to halt toll collections at Thikariya, Bagru, and Kishangarh until the road conditions improve and normal traffic flow is restored.
In his correspondence, Sharma highlighted the alarming fact that approximately 100,000 vehicles traverse the Ajmer-Jaipur highway on a daily basis. Despite the significant toll fees imposed at Thikariya and Kishangarh, the road conditions continue to be in a deplorable state. Additionally, he expressed his concerns about the unfavorable repercussions faced by the local police, who bear the brunt of commuters' anger and frustration due to NHAI's perceived indifference.
Furthermore, Sharma pointed out that ongoing construction of six flyover bridges between Kishangarh and Jaipur further exacerbates the already precarious situation.
“Ideally, the authorities should have created parallel routes on both sides of Highway road to ensure seamless traffic flow. But, the traffic on the highway was stopped to start construction, leaving no alternative routes for vehicles.” - Additional SP Sharma.
SP Sharma drew attention to the law and order predicament faced by the Jaipur (Rural) police due to recurrent traffic congestion in sections of the highway including Mahla, Mokhampura, Sawarda, and Padasoli. As per an official, the recent heavy rainfall has further compounded the issue by slowing down the average speed of vehicles, leading to increased road congestion. The official noted that such challenges are inevitable when a considerable volume of traffic operates within limited space.
Source: Times Of India