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Streets choked; diversions too soon, say stranded commuters

Allahabad: Mela police’s plan to stay traffic chaos in take a look at with diversions fell flat as hours-long snarls had been reported from more than a few portions of the city on Saturday.

Important crossings and intersections just like the Balson Crossing, Harshwardhan Crossing, Old GT Road, Daraganj, Alopibagh and adjacent streets had been worst affected. Commuters said that there was once no wish to put in force so many diversions two days earlier than the shahi snan on Mauni Amavasya, which shall be observed on February 4.

Many commuters also argued with policemen in Daraganj, Alopibagh and Balson Crossing over the diversions. They alleged that the policemen on duty had been misbehaving with them in the identify of following the diversion plan. A commuter, Pankaj, said, “Traffic police have unnecessarily stopped the entry of four-wheelers at Balson Crossing going against Hindu Hostel Road. Police have put barricades on streets main up to Sangam, leading to a jam-like situation in every single place.”

Between Alopibagh and Daraganj, police stopped automobiles from going against the Mela flooring. A neighborhood resident PK Shukla, said, “There was once no level in implementing traffic restrictions two days forward of the shahi snan on Mauni Amavasya. There was once no such hurry and not even enough vehicular motion particularly in Alopibagh and Daraganj. “

SP (traffic- Kumbh Mela) OP Singh, said, “The traffic diversions had been enforced to make sure there's no chaos on roads main up to the Sangam. We have appealed to citizens to use two-wheelers for streamlining traffic. The entry of four-wheelers was once restricted simplest on some routes.”

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