Soon, reaching Rajwada won’t be possible by using public transport (city buses, Magic vans and other city transport vehicles) as the administration has chalked out a plan restraining entry of these vehicles in the crowded commercial hub of the city. The move is aimed at decongesting traffic-clogged Rajwada.
The divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey had issued orders to this effect during a review meeting on Monday.
The traffic police would submit a detailed work plan for the same within this week.
Prominent markets like Sarafa, Cloth Market, Khajuri Bazaar, Bartan Bazaar and Marothiya are situated in the area.
ASP (traffic) Anjana Tiwari told dna that entry of all kinds of public transport vehicles would be restricted as per the orders of the commissioner.
She added that the the recent exercise is the part of the bigger plan.
Additional SP added that there is sufficient parking space available close to Rajwada area, so restraining entry of public transport vehicles won’t make much difference to the markets situated in the area.
Public transport vehicles would be allowed access till areas like Subhash chowk, YN Road and Mrignayini Emporium on MG Road, which are hardly at 200 to 300 metre away from Rajwada. The traditional ride tonga won’t be affected by the order.
The officer, however, asserted that no suggestions have been sought from the traders as seeking suggestions from large number of traders is ‘practically not possible’.
She added that administration is looking forward for support from the traders in this de-congestion drive.
“We are working on the plan and would submit the report to divisional commissioner within this week,” she said.
The commissioner also had instructed for ensuring availability of sufficient parking space close to Rajwada. At present, there are multi-level parking places at MG Road, Khajuri Market, Marothiya Bazaar and North Toda. All these areas are situated in close proximity to the historic Rajwada.