For the past week, there has been a severe traffic jam near Amargarh Hotel in Balicha, along the Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway, due to ongoing flyover construction. The situation worsened on Sunday night as heavy rain caused a 20-km long queue of vehicles. The jam persisted for hours, with heavy vehicles getting stuck until Pratap Nagar via Zinc Crossroads and Savina Pulia.
The ongoing traffic congestion near Amargarh Hotel in Balicha on the Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway has been causing significant challenges in promptly transporting patients to hospitals. The ambulance frequently gets trapped in the jam, resulting in delays. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the authorities have stationed additional traffic department personnel, in addition to the Govardhan Vilas police station, to alleviate the jam throughout the day and night.
Despite the relentless efforts of the police personnel to disperse the traffic, the rainy conditions in the Balicha area have created potholes at multiple locations on the road, further complicating the situation.
In the previous month, the Superintendent of Police (SP) had addressed a letter to the National Highway Authority, urging them to finish the construction by June 15. However, as of June 19, the work remains incomplete, surpassing the proposed deadline.
The Superintendent of Police (SP) had communicated with the Highway Authority regarding the sluggish progress of the flyover construction work carried out by KK Gupta Construction Company. This delay has resulted in the formation of a lengthy traffic jam spanning several kilometers.
To address the escalating inconvenience faced by the general public, additional police personnel have been deployed round the clock to alleviate the traffic congestion. However, the prolonged jam has led to a surge in public frustration and anger.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar