As a solution to the traffic congestion at the South Overbridge, the footpaths will be replaced by tracks for two and three wheelers. A proposal in this regard was submitted the Better Kochi Response Group (BKRG) at the meeting of KMRL convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. BKRG president Gopakumar said the proposal was submitted years back and it came up for discussion at the meeting on Thursday.
“Now, the Metro work is progressing it was the need of the day to improve South Overbridge. This work can be taken up immediately and long term project can be taken up later,” Gopakumar said.
The proposal is to do away with the footpaths and make two lanes for two wheelers and three wheelers taking a little space from the two car lanes. Gopakumar said the efficiency of the road will go up by 70 per cent which will be good enough for the next 15 years.
BKRG also has inspected the structural stability for the modification. Now it is upto KMRL to get necessary clearance from the Railways. The proposal for future is to make a double decker road over the existing road which will cross the MG road.