The movement of container lorries through the congested Kundannur-Edappally NH Bypass may be regulated from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., foreseeing the additional influx of vehicles when the six-lane flyovers are opened at Vyttila and Kundannur in a month.
The ongoing reconstruction of the Palarivattom flyover and the impending barricading of more areas at the junction could create traffic hold-ups at the junction. Taking container lorries off the NH Bypass will considerably decongest junctions on the NH Bypass, especially Palarivattom and Edappally, said sources in the city traffic police.
The curbs on movement of container lorries can be introduced if the District Collector prohibits their movement through the stretch from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Apart from decongesting the NH Bypass, it will also lessen illegal and haphazard parking of lorries on Container Road, they added.
The Collector heads both the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) and the District Road Safety Authority.