Traffic block continues for hours; Kochi stands still
Kochi: Huge traffic block occurred at Kundannoor and Vyttila in Kochi city due to maintenance works. The repair works on Vyttila and Kundannoor overbridges and the damaged roads on both sides intensified the problem. The roads to Maradu and Thevara were closed for maintenance worsening the situation. Following this, the road traffic on the National Highway between Edappally and Kumbalam was disrupted for over three hours.
Vehicle movement from Vyttila to Aroor areas were blocked since morning. The traffic block that started in the morning worsened by afternoon. Those who tried to go through bypass roads were also trapped. Traffic was completely blocked at Palarivattam flyover, Vyttila junction and Kundannoor junction. Vyttila-Tripunithura road also witnessed huge traffic block.
The district Collector had issued a warning that action will be taken if the roads are not repaired within two weeks. Following this, maintenance works on the roads started wihtout proper precautionary measures and this resulted in the huge blocks, said passengers.
The Collector informed that more police officers have been deployed in Vyttila and Kundannoor to control the traffic. The issue is likely to worsen as Onam is round the corner. The high court on Thursday had initiated a suo motu case on the pathetic condition of the roads in Kochi.