SILCHAR, Aug 5: The well known citizens group of this town, garik Swartharaksha Sangram Parishad (NSSP), submitted a 3 point solution to the burgeoning problem of traffic jam which has become a daily feature. Besides crippling the flow of vehicular traffic, it causes severe inconveniences to the pedestrians as well. Though the problem is mounting, there is no concrete way out of it. In a letter to the executive engineer, PWD (R), Haridas Dutta, general secretary of the Parishad, has dealt with the issue and pointed out that one of the causes behind it is bad road condition.
Road surface should have a curvature similar to the shape of an upside down tea plate. It should have a single curvature. Unfortutely, the major length of the roads of this town has three curvatures, one in the middle and the other two on the both side berms. Secondly, road should have side drains. As soon as road is constructed, side drains on both the sides should also be constructed. Otherwise, storm water accumulates on the road minimizing the carriage way which causes jam.
Thirdly, side berms of roads of this town are left kuchha and unconstructed. During monsoon which covers almost seven months in this region, both the side berms become filthy with mud and water and become unusable for long seven months which leads to severe traffic jam. In order to find a way out, Haridas Dutta has suggested road surface should have one curvature. Using infrastructure, the road surface should be corrected as suggested. This will minimize traffic jam.
Road side drains even if kuchha should be made concrete as soon as fund is released. Monsoon water instead of accumulating would then roll down into side drains that will minimize traffic jam. Moreover, side berms should be properly constructed to make the roads of this town all weather-proof. Such roads scientifically constructed with side berms, Dutta is confident, traffic jam will get controlled.