GUWAHATI, Oct 10 � As part of its traffic management plan in the city, the Kamrup Metro district administration and the City Traffic Police will be implementing a �Non-Reversible Circular Traffic Movement� in the RP Road and around the Ganesh Mandir, Capital Complex, Ganeshguri and Last Gate localities from tomorrow.
As par the new traffic movement plan, which will be taken up on an experimental basis from tomorrow, all traffic from GS Road and RG Baruah roads towards Hatigaon and Kahilipara will have to go via Super Market, Last Gate and behind the MLA Hostel, while those on the other direction will have to come via RP Road from Ganesh Mandir to Ganeshguri Flyover, officials said.
�It is intended to ensure smooth flow of traffic and reduce congestion in the rush hour, which is especially worse in this stretch. It will be a one-way traffic in the section from Super Market to Last Gate and in the RP Road. This will mean that traffic in this stretch will move be in a circular fashion from tomorrow,� said an official.
He said that it is one of the worst stretches at present in the city as far as movement of traffic is concerned.
The latest step comes less than a month after the administration declared the stretch from Ganeshguri Flyover to Last Gate as a �no-parking zone�. Meanwhile, the district administration today declared a �No Parking� area on the GS Road in front of the Pantaloon mall and Down Town Hospital. The no-parking zone would be implemented on both sides of the road.
The auto-rickshaw stand at Down Town has also been shifted from its present location near the bridge over Bahini to a stretch a little far away towards Rukminigaon.
The district administration, along officials from the DTO, Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and traffic police, today launched an eviction drive in the GS Road from Down Town to Six Mile. A large number of stalls set up on public land and over the road were evicted during the drive.