A training-cum-awareness camp was organised as a part of the National Road Safety Week at the Passing Ground near Kalagram Manimajra. About 250 drivers and conductors of CTU and operators of commercial vehicles participated in the programme.
They were advised to get their vehicles checked time and again and follow traffic rules for their own safety.
They participants were also advised to wear seat belts while driving, keep their documents complete and to keep the Pollution-Control Certificate available. They were also told to be patient while driving and not use mobile phones.
Further, they were asked to refrain from drink driving and not over load vehicles.
Also, a cultural program and the closing ceremony of the Inter-Unit Sports meet was held at the Sector 26 Police Lines.
Officials including the DSPs, Inspectors and traffic marshals were present on the occasion where Chandigarh Police personnel and traffic marshals were awarded by the police chief R P Upadhyaya.
New design for signal-free traffic proposed
Chandigarh would soon see signal-free traffic junctions if a proposal presented to the Chandigarh Administration is implemented. A team of consultants have evolved a design, which will provide seamless flow of traffic in harmony with the urban fabric of the city. The proposed design has a series of subsurface ramps which do not create visual barrier and are also economical to construct, besides retaining the roundabouts, which is a feature of the City Beautiful. The team of consultants who have prepared the design are led by architect Udey Kapre and Tarun Mathur. The presentation was made for four lightpoints including Sector 29-31 lightpoint, transport lightpoint, railway lightpoint and the housing board lightpoint. Provision has been made for the non-motorised-traffic, for the added safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Extensive use has been made of circular ramps with scope for greenery and landscaping.