Jamshedpur, Feb. 18 : A water tanker met with a mishap by hitting the divider of Subernarekha Link Road that led to traffic snarl for three hours.One lane of the busy Subernarekha Link Road, which connects Sakchi with Mango was blocked because of the mishap. Eye-witnesses said commuters had a close shave when the driver of the water tanker moving from Sakchi to Mango lost control over the vehicle and hit the divider.
Traffic became normal on that road at around 12 noon after a crane was pressed to tow the water tanker from the spot. A traffic constable said,” Normal traffic was resorted around noon. The traffic movement was affected due to the mishap.”
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 .