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Ahmedabad needs 10 flyovers to ease traffic jams

January 2013

Passing though Ahmedabad city roads, Amdavadis face nightmare especially during office hours and in the evening when people are going home. To solve the traffic woes, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) roped in Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to carry out a survey of traffic situation in the city and suggest measures to ease out congestion.

In its study CRRI has suggested that AMC needs to priorities building 10 flyovers at various traffic junctions in the city immediately. The institute carried out the survey in different areas of city and has recommended construction of 34 flyovers and under passes in a phased manner.

Despite the best efforts of civic body to promote public transport in the city, more than five lakh new vehicles have been added in Ahmedabad in last three years turning traffic scenario from bad to worst. CRRI surveyed a total of 34 junctions in different zones of the city and have concluded that the civic body needs to build flyovers at all 34 traffic junctions in phase-wise manner.

However, institute has given first priority to 10 traffic junctions in the city for building flyovers.