Traffic signs in Delhi will soon have electronic signs indicating speed limits with timer displays for smooth and effective traffic management as Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena on Thursday asked officials to install these devices at all traffic intersections across the city. instructed.
He asked the Delhi Police officials to ensure minimum human intervention for enforcement and challaning in the national capital.
According to an official statement, Saxena issued these directions during a meeting to review the traffic management in the city, in which he also directed the officials to strictly enforce lane discipline by Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs).
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana along with other senior police officers also attended the meeting.
“LG asked all traffic signals in the city to display timers and directed that the number of electronic signage indicating speed limits be increased and installed throughout the city. He also directed that the lane discipline especially by HMVs be strictly enforced. which, in all circumstances, stick to the outermost left street,”; Raj Niwas – the LG’s secretariat – said in a statement on Thursday.
It said that the lane enforcement exercise was all the more relevant and important on highways where trucks were allowed late at night and in the early morning hours.
“In this regard, the police have also been asked to address the problem of overcrowding by autos and e-rickshaws at the bus stops,” the statement said.
Taking stock of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) being launched by Delhi Police, Saxena asked for its completion on time with the G20 summit to be held in the city next year.
With regard to the issues of road engineering proposals pending with various road ownership agencies in the city including PWD, MCD and NDMC, LG assured intervention to resolve the issues at the earliest.
In the meeting, he also underlined the importance of smooth traffic flow in the city with minimum manual intervention for enforcement and challaning.
He stressed that minimal manual intervention for enforcement would not only ensure less hassle to commuters and prevent corruption, but would also reduce the problem of traffic piling up at sites where passengers were “indiscriminately” for inspection and issuance of challans. stopped by”.
The LG also directed that the deployment of personnel at traffic points should be made available in the public domain for commuters and citizens to know which traffic personnel deployed at a particular point in a day, the statement said. Huh.
“It was suggested that the information in this regard, a list of the names and contact numbers of the traffic personnel deployed, may be posted on the traffic portal of Delhi Police. The LG also emphasized the importance of posting such details of the beat staff on duty. underlined. For easy accessibility of the people of the city,” the statement added.