Ara/Patna: Due to heavy traffic jam on both sides of the
Koilwar Bridge, the crucial highway connecting to Ara remained
non-operation for 10 hours on Saturday. The gravity of the situation can be gauged
from the fact that long queues of vehicles were seen from Bhojpur to Bihta in Patna district. Patna
Traffic started snarling on the
from 12 pm on
Saturday due to increase in rush of heavy vehicles post-election and overtakes.
Added to this a truck broke-down and further deteriorate the situation. Vehicle
carrying goods and passenger from Uttar Pradesh to Koilwar
were also stuck in the jam.
Commuters regularly get stuck for hours on the
towards Ara and Buxar. Even the road is in bad condition. Local contractors
have been given the job to maintain the road but situation has not improved. Koilwar