The double traffic signal system at Peroorkada will soon be replicated on the busy Uppidamoodu stretch. The twin junction here witnesses heavy vehicular traffic and it is on the assumption that the number of vehicles will go up once the flyover at Mele Pazhavangadi gets ready that the traffic regulations are being considered.
Presently, the Thiruvananthapuram Road Development Corporation Limited (TRDCL), the concessionaire of road development in the city, has cleared the traffic islands on the bridge and the alignment of the road has been corrected. The agency has also requested the District Collector to help remove the hoardings that adorn all sides of the bridge.
‘’When the alignment was corrected and the road widened itself, the people are finding it easy to negotiate the stretch. But we have to consider the vehicular traffic that could go up in the coming years, which is why the traffic signals are being installed,’’ said a TRDCL official.
The bridge is used by vehicles coming from Vanchiyoor, Kaithamukku, Ayurveda Junction and Statue and is the easy route to many important government offices, schools and shopping centres. It is also the main by-route that vehicles take refuge on a busy day when the main roads are suffocated owing to demonstrations or agitations.
The vendors on either side of the bridge that goes down to Vanchiyoor have been asked to clear the place. Once the traffic signals are installed, hawkers would be strictly restricted here, officials said.
The development of the Vanchiyoor Court Road is also pending owing to certain issues, which will follow the development of the Uppidamoodu stretch.