SPA students develop flyover model to ease traffic
SPA students develop flyover model to ease traffic. Ever since the capital region was announced, vehicle movement in the city has increased with people from all over the State planning for their future in the state capital.
Ever since the capital region was announced, vehicle movement in the city has increased with people from all over the State planning for their future in the state capital. In addition, the National Highways 9 and 5, which pass through the city, are also attributing to the rise in traffic.
Students from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Vijayawada, are playing a key role in designing new systems to solve the increasing traffic problems in the city. The students conducted a traffic survey at various junctions in the city during peak hours and designed flyovers and road margins to solve the traffic congestion in the city.
The students suggested that two flyovers at Benz circle can solve the problem. According to survey reports, nearly 50,000 vehicles are passing through the Benz circle on a daily basis. As the NH 9 is also passing through Benz circle and Ramavarappadu Ring Road, local people, especially the students, are facing problem with frequent traffic jams.
The students submitted their survey report and flyover models to DCP Ashok Kumar, who appreciated their work and vision.“The students are actively taking part in capital region development works. They are taking up surveys on several projects along with the coordination of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA),” said SPA director Dr N Sridharan.
He added that the students started documentation of the villages and heritage sites of the capital region to preserve the sites for the benefit of future generations. The students are also working on beautification of canals passing through the city in coordination with the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation.
By PV Krishna Rao