Like most other places in India, Jaipur's traffic happens to be a huge mess. The traffic condition is often abysmal and there seems to be no respite from it, despite several efforts. In the works is a rather minor but hugely impactful project. In Jaipur, to ease out the traffic 9 road circles will undergo a design change.
The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has undertaken this task following a series of suggestions regarding the aforementioned issue. The goal is to make these traffic circles accident free and easy to navigate. The design overhaul of these chaurahas will certainly bring about a change in the movement of traffic in Jaipur.
What's the update?
9 of the most congested traffic circles in Jaipur will be altered as part of a project by the JDA. Namely, these are the traffic circles at JDA Circle Square, OTS Circle Square, Rambagh Square, Collectorate Circle, Jawahar Circle, Riddhi-Siddhi Junction, Mansarovar Metro Station, B-2 Bypass, New Sanganer Road Junction.
Currently, these are among the most packed and accident prone circles in the city. This point was reiterated by a survey that the JDA conducted, which proved to have similar results. As part of the design change, adjoining and approach roads will now have zebra crossing marks, while the circle itself will based on an island design complete with medians and a pole.
Implementing these design changes and alterations is expected to take about 6 months, during which time these busy routes will have to be bypassed. To cater for this, there will be bypass roads that daily commuters can use. Additionally, the budget for implementing the project is said to be around ₹1.5 crores. In the future, there are also plans to construct flyovers in the area, if this move has a minimal impact.
Over the past few months, the traffic condition in Jaipur has been constantly declining. This is a move that should most likely have a positive impact and bring about a much needed change.