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Traffic congestion irks Tuticorin motorists

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They want construction of road over bridges and shifting of bus stand

Vehicular movement in this town has become chaotic these days. As roads are narrow and highly dilapidated, motorists struggle a lot to drive their two-wheelers and four-wheelers.

First, they want the authorities to shift the railway station to Milavittan since the the three level-crossings in the heart of the city prevent free flow of vehicles and cause traffic snarls quite often.

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M. Piramanayagam, District Passengers’ Association, said traffic congestion could be eased to some extent at level crossings if road overbridges were constructed as per the promise made by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa during her campaign before the Assembly elections.

She had also promised to set up an integrated bus stand at a new place to ease traffic congestion.

But there was no effort by the state government to establish the facility, said S. Prakash, a resident of Anna Nagar.

M.S. Muthu, district secretary, DYFI, said the number of vehicles was increasing in Thoothukudi but the city had not been expanded with adequate infrastructure to accommodate all these vehicles.

It was essential to shift the railway station and the bus stand to new locations. The DYFI had conducted a series of protests and signature campaigns to draw the attention of the authorities concerned but in vain.

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