While the city may have got a dedicated lane for commercial and emergency vehicles on Jan Marg,the provision of a dedicated lane on Madhya Marg appears to be a distant reality as the Police Department opines that Madhya Marg does not have adequate width for dedicating a lane.
Madhya Marg sees a large number of emergency vehicles particularly ambulances plying on it everyday as two major hospitals of the city; PGIMER and GMSH-16,fall on the route.
Alok Kumar Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG) who is presently heading the traffic department said,These roads do not have optimum width and thus we cannot make an emergency lane for emergency vehicles.
The DIG was of the view that the city needed lanes according to speed of the vehicles and reserving a particular lane for vehicles would not be possible on the city road as the width of city roads was less for this purpose.
He suggested that the ambulance and other emergency vehicles should avoid busy roads like Madhya Marg and take less congested roads to avoid being stuck in heavy traffic.
Reward for those who follow rules
Chandigarh Traffic Police has come up with a novel way to promote traffic rule awareness among commuters. The Traffic Police will be rewarding commuters who follow traffic rules at various places throughout the month of February.