The gate and barricade which were installed in 1992 to stop the agitators from going ahead towards state secretariat were removed from the place through an intensive round the clock work that began on Thursday night. By Friday noon, the iron grills and the huge 120 feet long gate were eliminated from the road.
Earlier, the east side segment of the gate on the two sides of the
was slotted for dharna, agitations and protest meetings. But a few years ago
the district administration had shifted the venue to R Block and after that the
agitation venue was shifted to Gardanibagh.
The removal of gate will help smooth traffic flow on the
Bailey Road and
allow the government to carry on the widening work of the Bailey Road. The iron gate was a danger
zone for vehicular traffic especially for bike riders in the night and some
accidents had also happened there in the past.
On April 19,
district magistrate Sanjay Kumar, Traffic SP PK Das and other senior officials
visited the spot and asked the building construction department’s executive
engineer to dismantle the gate.
Now, this segment of the
Bailey Road will soon become three-lane
pathways on both the sides and ease the traffic pressure.