Delhi traffic situation alarming, police failed: Panel

The committee has recommended that the Delhi Police needs to prepare a meticulous traffic management plan and allocate adequate funds to address the issue.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2017 12:01 pm
delhi traffic, delhi traffic panel, parliamentary standing committee, home affairs, delhi govt, delhi police, delhi vehicular pollution, delhi news “The committee feels that the Delhi traffic congestion has become quite alarming and the Delhi Police has failed to implement any significant measure to improve the situation.” (Express. Purushottam Sharma)

A Parliamentary panel has described the traffic situation in the national capital as “alarming” and said the Delhi Police has “failed” to improve it. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has observed that a large number of vehicles get registered in Delhi everyday and the roundabouts at various crossroads, instead of traffic signals, caused congestion.

“The committee feels that the Delhi traffic congestion has become quite alarming and the Delhi Police has failed to implement any significant measure to improve the situation,” the panel has said.

In its report submitted to the Parliament, the panel headed by former home and finance minister P Chidambaram has taken note of the choked roads in Delhi which make evacuation of “protected persons” difficult during a traffic congestion.

The committee has recommended that the Delhi Police needs to prepare a meticulous traffic management plan and allocate adequate funds to address the issue.

“Urgent measures should be taken for managing the city traffic in a better way such as construction of more arterial roads and parking bays, declaring some roads as one-way, coming up with effective emergency evacuation measures for protected persons and stringent measures against traffic violators,” the panel has recommended.

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    Mar 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm
    If and only Delhi Police acts with full devotion like uk police, there wont be any traffic congestion at all. Has any Delhites ever seen any senior cops on delhi roads except SIs and lower staff who are often seen huddling in batches .
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      Deepak
      Mar 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm
      Delhi traffic can be easily managed if somebody has the will and determination. The following 5 steps will ensure 90% of the problems will be resolved.lt;br/gt;1. Stop and fine heavily wrong side driving. Start a campaign.lt;br/gt;2. Ensure all signals are working and drivers, especially two wheelers and pedestrians OBEY traffic signalslt;br/gt;3. Ensure no vehicles stop, especially buses, at least 100 metres from an intersection to avoid jams at intersections.lt;br/gt;4. Ban cycle rickshaws, animal carts on main roads.lt;br/gt;5. Discipline e-rickshaws and TSRs
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      1. Mahender Goriganti
        Mar 19, 2017 at 8:19 am
        It is easy to blame it all on police, by the armchair pundits, con politician and even judges.. Problem is a result of all: the people's indiscipline, corruption, , drivers, DMV, gov, planners, development agencies, contractors, courts and laws.
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          Nishant
          Mar 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm
          Evacuation of injured and sick in a timely and efficient manner is impossible. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why not utilize the METRO system ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Imagine a bogie attached to each train dedicated to transporting patients to ERS of different hospitals. Trained teams to be housed in metro stations serving injured and sick and ensuring transport to appropriate hospitals. If one hospital or ER is full, patients could be diverted to any other in NCR.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This would require meticulous planning and upgrading the metro stations and trains.
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