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Effort to Find Solution for the Traffic Bottleneck Expected To Arise In Vyttila

February 21 2011 10:39 AM

KOCHI: In an effort to find a solution for the traffic bottleneck expected to arise in Vyttila when the mobility hub becomes operational, the authorities may introduce circular loops at the junction. It is according to the suggestions given by architects that the authorities are planning to introduce loops. Last week Vyttila Mobility Hub Society chairperson M Beena had convened a meeting of architects to solicit their suggestions to ease the traffic at Vyttila Junction. One of the important suggestions that came up at the meeting was that crossroads should be avoided at the junction to ensure uninterrupted flow of traffic along the highway. The median should be extended through the junction as well.” We have suggested that two circular loops be introduced from Vyttila mobility hub and back. The inner loop is for small vehicles while heavy vehicles can use the outer loop,” said L Gopakumar, of Indian Institute of Architects. “This is only a temporary solution. An ultimate solution is a flyover. But it would take quite some time for constructing a flyover. The purpose of the hub will not be served if a temporary system is not in place when the mobility hub becomes operational,” he said. Light vehicles from Vyttila Mobility Hub should take the Tripunithura road via Vyttila Junction to enter the NH and from there to Sahodaran Ayyappan road via the underpass at Thykkoodam. To reach the mobility hub, vehicles from the city should turn left at Vyttila Junction and proceed to Thammanam and from there to the railway underpass and Kaniyampuzha Road. The heavy vehicles from the mobility hub should take the Tripunithura road and NH to enter the Vegetable Market at Nettoor and take a U-turn to get back to the Vyttila Junction through the Highway. The stretch from Vyttila Junction to the entry point of the mobility hub on Tripunithura road should be made exclusive for the vehicles from the hub.