Vrindavan, 2018.05.12 (VT): Most people prefer to travel between Mathura and Vrindavan by the Mathura-Vrindavan road instead of via the Highway. These days, the two lane road is becoming insufficient for the traffic load. The road has become a hotspot for accidents as commuters compete with buses and tractors along the 8km stretch.
The Public Works Department (PWD) is currently awaiting approval to widen the road. If the proposal is approved, Mathura-Vrindavan road will become a four lane road with a safety divider in the middle. The PWD and Forestry Department have already surveyed the area and marked the trees that will need to be cut down in order to widen the road. Unfortunately, almost 500 trees will need to be cut down in order to widen the road between Masani in Mathura and Vrindavan TB Sanitorium.
Hashanand Goshala president and BJP state executive member, SK Sharma, said that due to the increased load of traffic on Mathura-Vrindavan road, he has presented a demand letter for the widening of Mathura-Vrindavan Road to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya. It is estimated that the cost of widening the road is Rs33 crore (US$4.9 million).
In recent months, authorities have taken several steps to reduce traffic jams and chaos on the roads in Mathura Vrindavan. Last month, a No Vending Zone was established in the Holi Gate area of Mathura and, earlier this month, a week long anti-encroachment campaign saw the front steps of shops and guesthouses demolished amid protests.
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