Jaipur: State capital’s first smart road constructed under Prime Minister’s ambitious project in the heart of Walled City, Kishanpole Bazaar, is expected to be thrown open for public from November 1.
For the same, the Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL) has written letter to the traffic police to carry out inspection before opening vehicle on the road.
Chief executive officer of JSCL Suresh Kumar Ola said, “We have intimated the traffic department for opening the smart road. An inception would be conducted by the traffic department team on Wednesday. Based on the recommendation, we would open the traffic. It is likely that traffic would be opened on the stretch from November 1,” he said.
The JCSL has completed the construction of road. However, the remaining work, including renovation of footpaths would be completed in first week of November. “At present, the traffic is plying between Chotti Chaupar to Ajmeri gate. Now, after procuring permission from traffic department, vehicles will be allowed on both the side of the roads and commuters can travel from Ajmeri Gate end to Chotti Chaupar,” he added
The news has brought relief for local shopkeepers as road is open before Diwali. These shopkeepers were demanding to the project soon as they are facing huge losses since September since the project was started.
“The project is already delayed due to many changes. As vehicle entry was banned due to ongoing construction, business in past three months was seriously affected. We are hoping that Diwali season business in our market would pick up again,” said Shekhar Vijay, a local shopkeeper.
Apart from beautification and face-lifting the road, the JSCL has constructed a ducting in the area. After digging-up road in the Walled City area, the JSCL is laid cement blocks for the ducting.
The JCSL has constructed 12.2 meter concrete cement road which includes the parking space. Nearly 1.8 metre wide footpath has been constructed. Similarly, 2.2 metre wide parking space has been constructed and its ground level is seven inches lower than the footpath.