‘VI­CIOUS CIR­CLE’ AT BURLING­TON CROSS­ING

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

For most part of the day, traf­fic con­stantly pours in at Burling­ton cross­ing from four di­rec­tions, but is di­verted to only three di­rec­tions. The road lead­ing to­wards Vid­han Bha­van is closed for Metro work. Be­cause of this, ve­hi­cles go­ing to­wards Vid­han Bhawan are rerouted to­wards Qais­erbagh. This poses prob­lems in manag­ing traf­fic at the cross­ing. “It is not that easy to man traf­fic at Burling­ton cross­ing as here, the in­flow is from all four di­rec­tions whereas the out­flow is only to­wards three di­rec­tions. Some peo­ple drive to­wards the close end caus­ing traf­fic jam at the cross­ing,” said Ravi Ku­mar, a traf­fic con­sta­ble, who was man­ning the traf­fic here. Though the con­sta­ble cited “ir­re­spon­si­ble driv­ing” as the rea­son for traf­fic con­ges­tion, com­muters said there is no sig­nage with in­for­ma­tion about the road block.

DEEPAK GUPTA/ HT PHO­TOS

▪ WHAT MAKES IT A SLOW LANE? Chaos at Burling­ton cross­ing that sees traf­fic from all sides, di­ver­sions, de­mon­stra­tions at Ganj cross­ing and hap­haz­ard park­ing on Ashok Marg add to the com­muters’ pain.

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