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With both sides of South Masi Street having been dug up for the Smart City project, commuters and traders are facing the brunt due to frequent traffic congestion.

Madurai Corporation took up construction of drainage and pedestrian path in all the four Masi streets a few months ago.

As people hesitate to enter the road worried over getting caught in the traffic, businesses are affected. Traders say that the work could have been taken up one side at a time to bring down the hardship faced by them.

Ashraf Tayub, secretary of Tamil Nadu Textile Merchants Association said that it has been six months since work started in the West Masi Street. “Work should be carried out in such a way that construction should begin as soon as pit is dug. It is only creating more problems for traders and customers alike,” he said.

V Manikandan, a commuter said that crowd movement has increased ever since lockdown was eased. People are not willing to commute through Masi roads due to traffic bottlenecks. But, still the streets are congested. At least slow moving vehicles should be banned to improve the situation, he said.

An official from the engineering wing said that work is on full swing in South Masi Street and they are looking to complete it at the earliest. Most of the work on West Masi Street has been completed, whereas work is progressing faster in East Masi Street.

Frequent inspections are being conducted and progress is being closely monitored to push the contractor to speed up the work, he said.


Autor(en)/Author(s): V Devanathan

Quelle/Source: The Times of India, 19.07.2020

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