Statue of Avanti Bai Lodhi relocated

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 May 2018 09:04:50


Staff Reporter,


Setting a great precedent for the society, Lodhi Community upheld the interest of masses when they helped authorities uninstall the statue of community’s icon Avanti Bai Lodhi so as to ease the traffic pressure on a congested intersection on the night of Friday.

Lodhi Chowk, a small, yet important intersection on the Pandri road, gets clogged every day due to the heavy rush of traffic. The intersection also falls on the route to Vidhan Sabha and the traffic condition turns even worse during the legislative sessions when VIP motorcades passes through this bottleneck.

Traffic Department took an initiative to ease up the traffic pressure. Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) held a meeting with the Lodhi Community office bearers, explained them about the plan. Community members readily gave their consent considering the interest of public. Furthermore, they even offered helping hands in the task.
As the authorities began shifting the statue, Lodhi Community members came forward to cooperate. The statue was relocated in front of the District Hospital with complete honour.

Commuters also face a lot of problems at Kotwali Chowk and Bhainsthan Chowk and there are many other small intersection choke points identified by the police in the City. Many of these intersections have statues of great personalities related to one or another community installed. Officials will hold meeting with the each of these communities to seek their cooperation before removing them to relieve traffic pressure.