UT wants light points synchronised

UT Administration has asked the engineering department to synchronise the traffic lights on all the routes leading to the city especially the roads leading to Madhya Marg from Panchkula.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:February 22, 2012 2:06 am

To ensure smooth flow of traffic from Mohali and Panchkula to the city,the UT Administration has asked the engineering department to synchronise the traffic lights on all the routes leading to the city especially the roads leading to Madhya Marg from Panchkula.

Once the traffic lights are synced,there would be no traffic snarls or congestion and anyone driving on an average speed of 50-55 km/h will get all the green traffic signals resulting in smooth flow of traffic on roads.

Traffic jams are a common problem from Panchkula and UT administration had earlier toyed with the idea of having manual traffic management instead of traffic lights.

“Once the traffic lights would be synced,we care hoping,it would be a smooth ride for the residents on the roads,” said UT home Secretary Anil Kumar.

In fact,to manage the ever growing traffic problems,the UT traffic police had recently even prohibited heavy vehicles from plying from Panchkula to Chandigarh during peak hours (8 am to 10 am) on a trial basis. Now the Chandigarh Traffic Police has proposed that the ban should be made permanent.

The Traffic Police sent a letter last week to the Chandigarh Administration requesting it to ban entry of heavy vehicles from Dhillon barrier (Fun Republic light point) to Transport light point (Madhya Marg) and from Transport light point to Tribune Chowk.

The Traffic Police has written that no heavy vehicles except public transport and those plying for emergency services should be allowed to enter from Panchkula to Chandigarh from 8 am to 10 am.

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