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Sep 15, 2009

Six-lane traffic on Avanashi Road from today !!


From Tuesday, a 16-km stretch of Avanashi Road will have six-lane traffic system that will seek to bring about lane discipline among vehicle users. District Collector P. Umanath and City Police Commissioner P. Sivanandi will inaugurate the lane system.

Mr. Sivanandi told on Monday that the lane next to the median was for cars, tempos and autorickshaws. The lane in the middle was for buses and lorries and the lane on the left was for two-wheelers. The types of vehicles were painted on the lanes.“Till now, all vehicles were all over the road without adhering to any lane discipline. Now, they will have to use only the specific lanes marked for them. This will help in avoiding accidents and congestion,” Mr. Sivanandi said. “The lane system will be in force from Avanashi Road to Chinniampalayam.”

The work to construct the median over this stretch was in progress. Until the median work was completed, traffic constables would be posted at permitted U-turns. In other places, bands would be tied to prevent unauthorised U-turns.The work to install cameras to detect traffic rule violations had also been initiated. “The cameras will pick up the violations and the persons involved in these will be charged from my office itself,” he said.

“My message to the people is: please follow lane discipline through a culture of self-discipline. Please do not wait for the policeman to enforce it,” Mr. Sivanandi said.City Police officials were gearing up for the change on the key road in the city. On Monday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) N. Kamini inspected the spots where lanes were being given final touches.

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