Patna : The Khagual – Phulwari road, Patna, has become a death trap for the two wheelers and pedestrians. During the past one month three persons were killed by the speeding trucks on the Khagaul – Phulwari road while a few others seriously injured. Patna district administration has not yet deployed traffic police to check recurrence of mishaps on the road or control speed of vehicles.
The residents of Anisabad, Phulwari and Khagaul said that thousands of heavy vehicles are passing through the Khagaul – Phulwari road located on NH 96 every day causing traffic snarl since early morning. Heavy vehicles coming from Ara – Bihta- Danapur Cantt end start plying on the street since early morning daily. As one flank of the newly built road over bridge (ROB) at Khagaul has been thrown open , heavy vehicles coming from Khagaul canal end create jam right from Khagul end to Anisabad Mor causing problems to the people, they said .
The road jam, which starts from 8 am in the morning every day, is cleared late in the evening only. Office goers and the common people are the worst sufferers due to traffic snarls on Khagaul – Phulwari road . Patients visiting Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and Patna AIIMS near Walmi often get stuck in the vehicles or ambulances due to traffic snarls . Recently some doctors of Patna AIIMS said that they were unable to reach hospital in time due to chronic traffic snarls on tthis road.
Residents of Mitra Mandal locality at Anisabad said that they had urged district administration several times in the past to gind a solution to the traffic jam but to no avail so far.They said that precious lives are being lost invariably on Khagaul- Phulwari road due to reckless driving by heavy vehicle drivers .