Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asks chief secretary to make list of bottlenecks

In his communication, Kejriwal has pointed out that “one of the reasons” for traffic snarls in several parts of Delhi were “bottleneck of roads”, which could be due to “encroachments, poor traffic management, bad road design, enforcement”, among others.  

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 5, 2017 4:16 am
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IN A bid to start a “systematic and planned effort” to end traffic congestion in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Chief Secretary M M Kutty asking him to instruct the transport secretary to prepare a list of bottlenecks in Delhi. The note reads: “Delhi suffers from traffic congestion and jams year-long. Reaching office, college or home on time has become a daily challenge. In the past, the approach (to ease traffic) has been haphazard and random to say the least. The state of affairs cannot be allowed to remain as it is at the moment. We need a systematic and planned effort to ease the burden on the commuter.”

In his communication, Kejriwal has pointed out that “one of the reasons” for traffic snarls in several parts of Delhi were “bottleneck of roads”, which could be due to “encroachments, poor traffic management, bad road design, enforcement”, among others.  “These bottlenecks lead to traffic snarls, particularly during peak hours,” he added.

Kejriwal said that the transport secretary should “make a list of all these bottlenecks across the city”. The CM added that “feedback from Delhi Police and the public should also be taken to prepare this list”. Once prepared, Kejriwal wrote, the government needs to find “separate solutions for each of the bottlenecks”. The list is to be submitted to Kejriwal by August 15.

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    Kuljeet
    Jul 6, 2017 at 9:02 am
    Big bottleneck at gk2 area .its years I have spent hours to get back home.its due to a godown of Indian oil gas cylinders and a Bses office.
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    SKM
    Jul 6, 2017 at 8:28 am
    First check where Metro has work progressing. They have encroached on roads creating bottle necks !! 4 lanes become 2 at vasant Vihar with huge traffic movement to gurgaon each day !! Across Ring Road Mtro work is making traffic suffer !! How many stations will be opened at one ?? Be systematic !! Learn some sense from the West. Even Muni l bodies need to have Civic Sense not just the Public !!!
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    Narender Balda
    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:11 am
    Almost after three years as CM he is still asking for bottlenecks. Crook of the first order.
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    Bharat
    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:56 pm
    The one of the reasons of bottle neck for traffic jam is encroachment and wrong parking along road . This further compounded by lots of venders and commercial establishments and shopkeepers illegally occupying the road sides . The other basic reason is wrong design of roads and flyovers and drainage systems across the city . The best example is roa tularao and savitri flyovers is South Delhi . The third basic reasons is repairs and maintenance of roads is not done as per standard and laid down procedures . The road owning agencies indiscriminately dig out and leave them unattended with dug out debris and earth around is left for days and some times months . The traffic and road users are put to great inconvenience and some time leads to serious accidents . BRT was dismantled for last two years but at many places the poles and concrete bolders are left In middle of road posing serious threat to road users besides traffic snarls . CM should take its note to address them .
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