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New vending zone set up at Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station to prevent traffic jams

Different areas will be marked with different colours for a regulated distribution of vehicles in the vicinity of the station.

Lucknow Railway Station is witnessing a string of interventions for resolving the problem of encroachments. As a part of this initiative, different areas are being marked for different vehicles and a separate region has been demarcated for the street shops and local vendors. With the implementation of the new plans, the roads surrounding the station will be better organised and the traffic situation will also be improved.

An attempt to dissolve the frequent traffic jams in the area

Due to the encroachments, the areas surrounding Charbagh Railway Station and Metro Station have to encounter traffic jams on a regular basis. This makes it difficult for the citizens to reach the stations. While the authorities have tried to get the areas cleared of street shops and vending carts on multiple occasions, they return back every time.

Additionally, the auto and tempo drivers halt at any spot on the road to take passengers or end the ride. In view of these issues, the officials have now come up with an extensive plan the revamp the entire area.

Separate vending zone created for the sellers

Under the ongoing plans, a separate vending zone has been created for 450 shopkeepers, marked with yellow stripes. Nearly 70 of them have been shifted to this area. On Wednesday, the Municipal Corporation also issued the vending ID card to the vendors in this zone. All vendors in this zone have to take a license from the authorities and they will have to pay a registration fee of ₹200 for the same.

Further, smart dustbins are being installed between Tata Motors and Ravindrayalaya and drinking water amenities are also being created in the vending zone. In addition to this, a toilet has been built and there are plans to establish another one. Despite these measures, a number of individuals are reluctant to leave their old place. The place near the cemented box has been reserved for handcarts.

Colour-coded regions to ensure a better spread of vehicles in the vicinity

Different areas will be marked with different colours for a regulated distribution of vehicles in the vicinity. While the orange stripe will be used to denote the area for buses, violet-marked regions will provide the space for auto, tempo and taxis. With the roll-out of these schemes, it is expected that the traffic will be streamlined soon and the situation will be bettered.

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