After Tribune Chowk, the UT Administration has started to work on a
plan to ease traffic at Transport Chowk and Hallo Majra Chowk which
are the two busiest intersections in the city. Sources said the UT
Administration was considering construction of flyovers at both the
places to tackle the heavy vehicular traffic .
The Administration has received report from the Central Road
Research Institute (CSIR), which has studied the traffic volume at
both the intersections and suggested solutions. The report finds
that the traffic volume has reached its maximum and there is an
urgent need for the construction of a flyover at the Transport
Chowk, Sector 26, and underpass at the Hallo Majra Chowk.
But the officials are of the view that instead of an underpass, a
flyover will be more useful at Hallo Majra Chowk and asked the
consultant to prepare a plan for a flyover.
The CSIR report finds that the total traffic volume handled at
the four-armed intersection of Hallo Majra during the 24 hour
survey was observed to be 1,39,256 vehicles.The peak-hour traffic
is between 6 and 7pm, catering to 11,463 vehicles per hour. The
report mentions that the cars (44 per cent) dominate the traffic
composition followed by two-wheelers (27 per cent), autos (8 per
cent) and good vehicles (7per cent). The report infers that light
fast-motor vehicles and heavy motor vehicles account for about 79
per cent and 10 per cent, respectively, while the slow-moving
vehicles, including cycles and others together account for 11 per