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Industrial town Tandur caught in traffic congestionHY

Industrial town Tandur caught in traffic congestionHY
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Traffic menace is on the rise in the commercially growing town with at least 500 heavy vehicles hitting the road here because of the industrial units in the vicinity of the town. There are five cement industries, several Tandur stone polishing units; stone crushers are functioning on the outskirts of the town.  

Tandur: Traffic menace is on the rise in the commercially growing town with at least 500 heavy vehicles hitting the road here because of the industrial units in the vicinity of the town. There are five cement industries, several Tandur stone polishing units; stone crushers are functioning on the outskirts of the town.

Besides 500 cement-laden Lorries, at least another 1,500 Lorries carry goods to and from Tandur because of the location of several granites, limestone and other industrial units on the city outskirts. The roads have become narrow at the Mallappa Madige Cross roads and near the bus stand as the push-cart vendors encroached the roads making it difficult for the vehicles to move fast.

When students come out of schools and colleges at once onto the roads, they put pressure on roads causing traffic congestion. Parking of Lorries on the Tandur-Gouthapur-Karankot road is haphazard thereby obstructing the movement of the traffic on the road. This has been causing road accidents rendering some people physically challenged. During the past two years, over 10 persons perished due to road accidents. Moreover, the vehicular pollution is contributing to the already polluted air in the area because of location many stone crushers and other industrial units.

Though the traffic congestion has been on the rise in the ever growing commercial hub of Tandur, no permanent measures have been put in place to solve the problem. As and when accident takes places, some temporary measures like regulating the traffic in the town are being implemented.

The roads and buildings department, municipal and police officials are accused of not taking permanent measures to solve the problem. The residents of the town have been appealing to relevant government departments to widen the roads in the town and implement signaling system in a foolproof manner.

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