2-way traffic back on Katpadi road

Cops withdraw one-way fare after complaints from locals and many accidents involving pedestrians

Published: 30th June 2012 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2012 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

Following complaints of inconvenience from locals residents, two-way traffic has been restored on the Katpadi road from Thursday.

One-way traffic was introduced on the Makkan-National theatre stretch on April 2 by the administration, in a bid to reduce traffic congestion on main arteries.  Changes in traffic was made along the Katpadi road, Arcot road, Thorapadi road and Bagayam road. The two-way traffic was made into one-way.

Since two-wheelers and four wheelers used the stretch as a two-way, it was difficult for pedestrians to reach CMC Hospital. Accidents were also reported. The residents of Thottapalayam sent a petition to the District Collector and SP to restore the two-way traffic system, which was  officially restored on  Thursday. Katpadi-bound town buses, light motor vehicles and two wheelers were allowed to use the two-way system, autorickshaws, heavy vehicles and mofussil buses were routed through the old bypass road.

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