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At Expressway,few follow rules despite traffic police’s drive

Just a week after the Gurgaon traffic police initiated its drive to prevent two-wheelers and other slow-moving vehicles from entering the high-speed Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway...

Written by Tanushree Roy Chowdhury | Gurgaon |
March 17, 2009 11:41:45 pm

Just a week after the Gurgaon traffic police initiated its drive to prevent two-wheelers and other slow-moving vehicles from entering the high-speed Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway,Newsline on a visit to the Expressway on Monday found several motorcycle and scooter drivers flouting the rule.

This,when a team of senior officials from the Gurgaon Police,D S Constructions and the Additional Deputy Commissioner were inspecting encroachments on the service lane,adjacent to the carriageway.

The three men deputed by D S Constructions at each entry point were seen helplessly trying to stop violators from entering the main carriageway. “We have been instructed to stop two-wheelers and other slow-moving vehicles from entering the high-speed lane. People,however,abuse us each time we try to stop them,” said a guard near the Signature tower.

When asked why no traffic cops were deputed at the entry points to issue challans,DCP (traffic) Satinder Kumar said: “Since we launched the drive,the number of violators have reduced. We have asked D S Constructions to depute guards,who will note the numbers of the violators and send them to police. With limited manpower,it is not possible to deploy a policeman at each entry point.”

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