The Telegraph
Wednesday , December 19 , 2012
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Meet glare on traffic issues

Harassed over regular traffic jams, Dhanbad residents on Tuesday got together to force the authorities into finding a solution to the problem.

A workshop was organised at Shramik Chowk near Dhanbad railway station where people from all walks of life — representatives of chambers of commerce, teachers of Indian School of Mines, members of prominent NGOs and doctors — discussed the daily traffic logjam near Gaya bridge and Bank More flyover.

The workshop organised by local NGO Dhanbad Action Group witnessed discussions on short term solutions like better regulation of traffic and long term plans like an additional flyover to reduce pressure on Bank More flyover.

Shramik Chowk and Bank More flyover remains choked with traffic from 9am to 8pm everyday.

A signature campaign was also launched to put pressure on the administration to find a solution to the problem.

“Drivers of private vehicles, pedestrians, roadside shop owners and hotel owners will be targeted during the signature campaign,” said secretary of Dhanbad Action group Ramesh Gandhi.

“We will continue the signature campaign in December and January and if no solution is found, we will file a PIL in Jharkhand High Court,” said cardiologist N.K. Singh.

Singh said during a discussion with Dhanbad traffic DSP P.C. Jha, he came to know that every year 44,000 vehicles are being registered in Dhanbad without any additional infrastructure being created.