Jamshedpur : Scores of commuters today faced a harrowing time due to a traffic snarl which continued for several hours the is evening.
The affected spots included the Mango bridge, Dimna Road, and Old Court Road.
The commuters complained that often they confront with such situation. Long queue of vehicles including trucks, trailers, auto-rickshaws, cars and two-wheelers could be seen at the Mango bridge and the approach roads– Dimna Road, Pardih Road, Old Court Road and Bhuiyandih Road.
A section of commuters also blamed the traffic department for its inability to control the situation. “There would not have been such a chaos had there been traffic constables to manage the situation,” complained a commuter.
Traffic police were deployed to control the situation two hours after the jam began. A section of youths also volunteered in managing the traffic.
A traffic constable deployed on the Mango bridge admitted the fact that traffic congestion have become a regular phenomenon.
” With expansion programmes of Tata Steel and other companies, there has been a rise in the number of heavy vehicles. The pitiable road condition is also to be blamed as it often causes breakdown of vehicles,” he said .
This stretch is used by heavy vehicles and long distance buses coming from different parts of Jharkhand for going to Bengal, Odisha through Ghatshila and Baharagora. According to city police survey, around 2 lakhs vehicles cross this stretch every day.
Traffic police who had to call the crane and manage the traffic during the jam could be heard cursing the road construction officials for bringing things to such a shape.