6 hours blackout in Bohrawadi and Delhi Gate

Whence we all are not very happy with the heat during the day and the accompanying electricity cuts during peak hours of the day, today the residents of Dholibawri, Bohrawadi and few parts of Delhi Gate faced an unfortunate Black-Out for straight 6 hours from 4.30 PM to 10.30 PM due to some fault in the high tension electricity wire lines.

In the afternoon around 4.30 PM, because of a short-circuit on a pole in the area; the insulation broke down, leading to a power cutoff in Dholibawri, Bohrawadi and Delhi Gate. [..]

Car Gutted at LIC Office

Photo Courtesy – Neet (an avid reader of UdaipurTimes.com)

A car burst into flames today afternoon at the LIC office compound located near Delhi Gate. The car has been partially damaged due to fire; however no casualties have been reported yet. The flames were extinguished by the fire brigade.

According to sources, the car owner Jagdish Mehta, a computer operator at Zawar Mines came to the LIC office at Delhi Gate for some work at around 2 pm today. His car, a blue color TATA Indica was parked at the LIC office compound. A few minutes later, someone noticed flames coming out from the car. [..]

3-Year-old Boy Hit by Jeep, sparks protest

A number of students of the Taiyabyya School at Delhi Gate walked to the Collector’s office to express their objection on the apparently illicit parking of Jeeps which ferry from the city to nearby rural areas and use the space in front of school as a common stop.

The issue ballooned when a speeding jeep knocked down a 3 year old kid studying at the same school, when the child was crossing the road with his mother today morning.

The agitated school authorities and parents have lodged a complaint against the suspected drivers and handed over a memorandum to District Collector Hemant Gera, before rallying from the school to the Collector’s office and also made a human chain at Delhi Gate circle. [..]

Hawkers attack Municipality Flying Squad workers

In what can be classified as an absolute disregard to the administration and the law keepers, an altercation took place between the road side vendors near the Santoshi Maa Temple at Teej Ka Chowk, Dhan Mandi and members of the flying squad of the Municipality.

When the members of the flying squad suddenly turned up in the Teej Ka Chowk to remove the hawkers operating on the road side, one of the hawkers, Babu Lal Teli, attacked the members of the flying squad. [..]

3 Quintal Plastic Bags Seized From Shops

In the campagin of prohibiting the plastic bags in the city, the officials raided more than two dozen shops in the city. The team consisting of officials of Municipal Council, Pollution Control Board and Girwa Administration Department did a sudden check at various shops and outlets in Udaipur.

This joint association raid resulted in a shocking analysis as a total of 3 quintal plastic was taken in custody from more than 16 shops. [..]

Priority to Flyover after UIT- Budget

Work on Elevated road proposed between Court Circle and Udiapol is expected to start soon after UIT Budget for the session 2012-13. Work on completing the requisite formalities for road construction will be started on a priority basis after the Budget.

The Ground Survey for the elevated road has already been completed in the month of February and DPR (Daily Project Report) forwarded to Roop Kumar Khurrana, Chairman, UIT. Though the pace of work was retarded due to UIT budget, but the project is soon expected to gain momentum as per information received from higher officials at UIT. [..]

BJP Condemns CBI for Rathor’s arrest

A number of prominent BJP leaders including Gulabchand Kataria (MLA & former Home Minister), Rajni Dangi (Chairman, Municipal Council), Randhir Singh Bhinder (former MLA) and Yudhistar Kumawat gathered today in front of the Collector’s office to protest against the arrest of Rajendra Rathore, BJP Legislator and former minister who was recently arrested by CBI (Jaipur) in the famous Daria Encounter case.

Organizing a small assembly, the party leaders expressed their views and said that the arrest of their party member is a political conspiracy. [..]

Most Dangerous Four-Ways In Udaipur

From use of animal driven carts to motor driven vehicles, the mode of transportation has evolved many folds. In series of this evolution, Udaipur too has grown from a small town to a big city. Many changes took place in the recent years in our city; multiplied population, technological advancements, increased needs and wants are few of them.

However, Udaipur’s response to this modernization and its inclination towards automobiles is fastest in the country. Udaipur has the highest density of cars over its population in entire Asia but this is leading to a complete haphazard kind of traffic situation. Major problem faced by people of the city are due to the:

  • Unmanageable circles.
  • Ever increasing traffic.
  • Lack of public awareness.
  • Very few abiding by the rule to wear helmets and using seat belts.
  • Lack of sensitivity on the part of administration.
  • Unnecessary hurry and rash driving.
  • Traffic signals not working properly most of the time.

Reviewing the city, we have mentioned the most annoying and unmanageable squares of Udaipur. Moreover, here we present the problems faced at those locations:

1) Pratap Nagar circle:

It is one of the most dangerous circles because of the intense heavy vehicle traffic. Merging of Sukher bypass and the east-west corridor of the country this circle holds the maximum traffic in the city. The passage holds the traffic of buses and trucks going to Chittorghar, Bhilwara and Jaipur. It is also the connecting route of the Dabok airport to the city. Moreover, the traffic from Madari Industrial Area (MAI) messes up the condition.  Traffic light and traffic rules are mostly broken, which worsens the situation.

2)  Thokar circle:

thokar-circle

Presence of Bus Stand, Railway Station and Industrial Area in the locality and a railway crossing over it burdens this square to an unmatchable situation. An Auto Stand and no space to walk on the footpaths due to the vendor shops over them make this circle a complete chaos.

3) Delhi Gate:

delhi-gate

Connecting major commercial areas like Bapu Bazar, Ashwini Market with Court Circle, Shastri circle and Suraj Pol lead to a heavy traffic situation on this circle throughout the day. People walk and cross the roads without paying any heed to the signals and Zebra Crossing. Vehicles coming from Shastri Circle and going to Ashwini Market are always in a confusing state about following the traffic light, as the public coming from Suraj Pol do not allow them to cross even if their signal does. Avoidance of traffic rule also deteriorates the condition.

4) Location: Sikh Colony Circle, Durga Nursery Road:

sikh-colony-circle

The congestion on this circle is due to the heavy traffic load on it. Traffic of roadways buses, daily wage laborers, students from various colleges and institutes, and from the internal areas like Tekari unites at this point. This is also one of the key routes to go to the highways from the city. Traffic signals are absent and traffic police are unable to manage it because of its overload and congested space.

5) Sukhadia Memorial Circle, Durga Nursery Road:

sukhadiya-memorial

This is one of the busiest three way circles of Udaipur because of the traffic of coaching institutes and colleges in the vicinity. There is no traffic police on this circle most of the time. Traffic from University Road, Ayad, Ashok Nagar and the one coming from Shastri Circle to these areas merge here. All the three routes of the circles contain very heavy traffic and passers-by move on just by their mutual understanding.

We request our readers to abide by the traffic rules and drive safely!