In what is expected to mitigate the vehicular traffic woes on the busy Guwahati-Shillong Road to a considerable extent, the much-awaited earthquake-resistant flyover in city's Bhangagarh area was finally thrown open to public here this morning. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today formally inaugurated the 647.58-metre

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Despite objections by the Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation and roadways unions, the Punjab Government has approved a draft that will allow private buses to operate in Chandigarh. All the buses will be air-conditioned and will start from various cities in Punjab including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Bathinda.

It is the failure or unwillingness of the authorities to encourage segregation of the slow and the fast moving traffic on the roads that has compounded the chaos on the roads -Tukoji R Pandit

Autorickshaws and private buses are responsible for the snarls on city roads, a Besu study has revealed. The study, commissioned by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC), was conducted by the transportation engineering and planning wing of the civil engineering department under the leadership of Prof Sudip Roy. "There are over 100 auto routes in the city and the count is rising by the day,' said Roy. "Initially, an auto carried three passengers. Now, they ferry up to six in violation of traffic rules.'

Pilot Stretch Cost About Rs 60 Cr, Cure More Expensive The state government is determined to continue its dreary plod along the BRT. It has asked the transport department and DIMTS to make it work at any cost, even consider options like constructing a Rs 200-odd crore flyover to buttress the Rs 60-crore pilot stretch.

This Writ Petition arrays a range of legal concerns relating to the ongoing road widening programme in Bangalore and exposes that such actions are opposed to settled legal norms relating to management and conservation of urban greenery.

Residents of Panchshila Park in south Delhi have strongly opposed Delhi government's move to reopen the U-turn at Savitri Nagar T-point on outer Ring Road. The government had opened the U-turn last week to ease traffic congestion on the BRT corridor. According to residents in the area, the U-turn had become a major problem for residents in the colony as peak hour traffic would force people to divert from the main road traffic to the service lane of the colony, which caused further chaos.

A Singapore-based company made a presentation on a 43-km elevated road around the city at Writers' Buildings on Tuesday. The proposed ring road will start and end on Strand Road. Transport minister Subhas Chakraborty, finance minister Asim Dasgupta and senior officials watched the presentation. "The company gave us a clear idea about its plans,' said Chakraborty. The Singapore firm and five other companies are conducting a feasibility study of the proposed road.

A corridor from Peeli Kothi to Lothian Bridge to be built at a cost of Rs 75 crore Proposed in 2005 and shelved many times, the decongestion plan around Old Delhi Railway station may finally see the light of the day. Announced in the Budget 2007-08 as a part of the plan, a corridor on Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg from Peeli Kothi to Lothian Bridge is expected to come up by December 2009.