Guntur: Measures to ease traffic through free left turns and parking restrictions has started in Guntur. According to reports 2.50 lakh two wheelers, 30,000 four wheelers, a majority of them being cars, 30,000 auto rickshaws and hundreds of other vehicles like buses and lorries ply on the roads of Guntur every day.
Unregulated traffic creates troubles for public in the form of traffic jams. The traffic police initiated measures to regulate traffic and started free left system in the oldest junction of Guntur — Naaz center which is the busiest junction in the city due to the presence of cinema halls, hospitals, hotels, lodges, schools and other establishments.
Guntur traffic DSP Ch. Papa Rao said that free left has been provided in main centres and along main roads in Guntur which helps curb frequent traffic jams in Guntur. He said that eight kilometre stretch of roads from Chuttugunta to Lakshmipuram became hassle free due to free lefts. He added that further free lefts were provided on the medical club road, Collectorate junction, government hospital and railway station centers. He added pedestrian zones have been added for the first time had been formed near Hindu College junction which is helping public walk freely.
Mr Papa Rao said that the earlier traffic police used to receive huge complaints every day about traffic jams but the same has been reduced after starting of free left turn facility in the city. A biker Sk. Nagul Meera said that earlier motorists, especially the two wheelers and four wheelers used to get stuck in traffic jams. The free left system is saving their time and the public has sought an introduction of free left and pedestrian zone in more areas of the Guntur city....