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Citizens alarmed by disruptive road dividers between Lamba Line Petrol Pump to VSI Airport Exit Gate


TMI Correspondent

Port Blair, Jan 17: The width of the ATR/NH-4 road, spanning from its inception to its termination, has come under scrutiny due to its unevenness, particularly within the densely trafficked city areas. The installation of road dividers has emerged as a cause for concern, particularly in the context of emergency services.
The placement of road dividers along the ATR, also known as NH-4, from Lamba Line Petrol Pump to the VSI Airport exit gate is impeding traffic flow. The width of the road in these segments is already insufficient and uneven, and the addition of RCC road dividers is exacerbating congestion, leading to frequent jams.
A concerned citizen remarked, "After the installation of road dividers, two cars are unable to pass simultaneously. During the arrival of flights and school hours, it takes 25 to 45 minutes to traverse this stretch of road."
Another citizen highlighted potential challenges during emergencies, stating, "During fire and ambulance services, it might become an obstructive task to reach the needed spot through this road."
Citizens have suggested that authorities address the issue to alleviate road traffic. They propose either widening the road further or removing the dividers along the stretch to prevent hindrances during emergency services.
In consideration of these concerns, it is imperative for the authorities to take prompt action. The current road conditions not only contribute to daily congestion but also pose a significant threat to timely emergency responses. Widening the road or reconsidering the placement of dividers is essential to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and the unimpeded access of emergency services. Balancing the need for organized traffic management with the imperative of swift emergency responses is crucial for the overall safety and functionality of the ATR/NH-4 road.


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