New Traffic Arrangement at Thiruvanmiyur from June 30, 2007

Thiruvanmiyur Junction

A new traffic arrangement will be in place at the Thiruvanmiyur Junction with effect from June 30, 2007 and here is the report that appeared in “The Hindu” on June 23, 2007

As one who is driving through the roads mentioned in the report, it appears to me that the new traffic arrangement is not a solution and may aggravate the situation in the area :

1. Those who are coming in the Lattice Bridge Road cannot take a right turn to reach the TIDEL park. The present route envisaged will increase the distance by about 1 1/2 to 2 kms.

2. The vehicles which are going towards TIDEL park will go straight at the Thiruvanmiyur Signal in the Lattice Bridge Road (LB Road at this stretch is narrow) reach the IT corridor and take a U Turn opposite to SRP Tools to reach the TIDEL Park. In the peak hours in the evening, the vehicles (including the chartered buses of IT Companies) heading towards the city will approach the junction from OMR and also from Taramani Road. With no signal available at the point of U Turn, the situation can become chaotic. Hope the traffic policemen will be posted to regulate the traffic in peak hours.

3.The vehicles coming towards the Thiruvanmiyur Signal from LB Road side to reach ECR cannot take a right turn to go to ECR. Instead they will take a left turn, approach the new Thiruvanmiyur bridge and take a U Turn, cross the Thiruvanmiyur junction and head for ECR.

The Hindu report states that the change in the traffic arrangement is to based on a study done on the volume of traffic on LB Road and ECR. The change in traffic arrangement will be implemented on an experimental basis for 30 days with effect from June 30, 2007.

Let us wait and see how the change in traffic arrangement works.

1 Comment so far

  1. rajani (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    I think what they are doing is good. Right turn stops traffic flowing in the opposite direction. This will enable smoother traffic. Indians have a tendency to take the shortest route distance wise. People going into Tidel park might think it is worse but overall i think it saves on fuel.



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