Traffic blues return as schools reopen

Margao: The first day of the reopening of schools in the city on Monday saw bumper-to-bumper traffic near and around educational facilities, paralyzing traffic in some areas, including in the heart of the city and near the Comba level crossing.

Police Deputy Traffic Superintendent Dharmesh Angle, PI Gautam Salunke and all staff were on the ground to regulate the flow of traffic but what was feared from the start was there for all to see.

The road from the Woodland-Margao Hotel Police Station was choked with traffic as parents came in private vehicles to drop off their children at schools in the city. As traffic was affected in and around the Comba level crossing after it was closed for train traffic, DySP Angle recruited traffic police personnel at the point to regulate the flow of traffic.

“We are monitoring the situation closely. As schools have reopened and will be closed early for a week, we will develop a traffic plan involving the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and students to combat the traffic blues. said DySP Angle.

As a first measure, the Margao Traffic Cell will provide barricades at the Loyola School from Thursday, which will be manned by a senior student and parents in the morning to prevent vehicles in Kitchenette from going towards the side of the school. school.

“Today the parents approached the traffic unit for the barricades and we decided to make it available on Tuesday. It is a good initiative from the school,” he added.

As schools have just reopened, police plan to engage with school principals and parents to explore the possibility of introducing staggered hours into schools.

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