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#EnteTrivandrum: Soon the traffic and pedestrian problems at the crowded Government Medical College Hospital junction will be a thing of the past as authorities are planning to construct a subway in front of the MCH.
The proposed subway will be as part of the second phase of Capital Region Development Programme. Earlier, IL&FS, the company executing the CRDP projects, had included the subway at MCH in its project report so as to ease traffic congestion in the area.
It will have exit and entrance to all directions at the junction would have facility to accommodate shops.
It is reported that, the proposed subway will be constructed on the lines of Palika Bazaar in Delhi. This means, it will have exit and entrance to all directions at the junction would have facility to accommodate shops. Delhi’s Palika Bazaar which hosts 380 shops and confines 15,000 people at any given time is also a tourist attraction
The estimated cost of the subway project is yet to be worked out. The biggest challenge in executing the project will be relocation of underground drinking water pipelines and sewerage network passing through the area. Trida has already asked the Kerala Water Authority to come out with its suggestions on the management of drinking water and sewage lines.
Meanwhile, various complaints have been raised about Trida’s new bus-stand at Medical College junction. The bus-stand was constructed in order to ease congestion in the area. But four months later, the situation has only worsened. This is because several buses enter and exit simultaneously, making free flow of traffic difficult.