Nashikar still wait for Indiranagar road signal
It has been over five months that road signal has been approved for the Indiranagar underpass junction on the Mumbai Agra highway. However, the signal is still not installed and problem of traffic disruption continue to occur in the absence of sufficient police.
Senior police officials said that the road signal has been approved by the National Highway Authority of India(NHAI), though it would be constructed by the Nashik Municipal Corporation on behalf of NHAI. It is just a matter of time that the road signal will be set up and the traffic will get streamlined.
The Indiranagar underpass was closed by the Nashik police in view of accidents, traffic jam, etc on the Mumbai Agra Highway, in July last year. The decision of the police saw people, especially residents of Indiranagar and those in the vicinity taking to streets.
After dealing with continuous opposition over closing the underpass, the Nashik police finally buckled under political pressure and threw open the underpass in March 2016. Meanwhile, since the traffic department have to deploy at least four cops to manage the traffic, traffic officials had proposed a signal at the said junction, which was soon approved.
However, over the past five months, motorists are awaiting installation of the signal.