Thursday, July 9, 2020

Traffic police take series of measures to de-congest city roads

Port Blair, June 30: In a bid to de-congest the busy city roads, the traffic police here has taken up a series of measures by way of identifying critical bottlenecks / congestion points and accordingly taking measures to remove them. Though traffic police have been deployed in various places in the city for better traffic management, traffic congestion has become quite alarming in the city as traffic snarls can be witnessed on a daily basis in the city, especially during peak hours.
Speaking to agencies, Mr. Ajay Rai, Dy. SP (Traffic) told that as part of the traffic de-congestion plan, one side parking norms have been adopted in the stretch of roads leading from Ratnam Market to Ganesh Temple, Aberdeen Bazaar. Two wheeler riders can park their vehicles on one side of the roads for a period of one week while in the next week, vehicles can be parked on the other side of the roads. Auto drivers have been directed to park their autos in a particular area near Tiranga Park. A separate area has been barricaded exclusively for the autos and passengers availing auto rickshaw have to hire the autos from this specified place marked as an auto parking stand. In the stretch of road leading from Junglighat Radhakrishna Temple to Mr. Bhagat Singh house, four wheelers can park their vehicles on one side of the road while two wheelers can park their vehicles on the other side of road.
A mobile squad team has been formed to crack down thrill-seekers performing dangerous stunts on roads with their motorbikes and also to check rash driving. The mobile squad will be equipped with cameras and other gadgets so as to check rash driving and also prevent youngsters performing dangerous stunts on road. According to the police, a majority of the bikers who are involved in these activities are youngsters and many are minors. All truck drivers have been directed to cover their trucks loaded with sand, cement, dust and other materials so that these materials do not fall on the road causing problems for motorists.
In order to ensure smooth flow of traffic, a traffic signal has been installed at Nayagaon Chowk. To ease the traffic bottleneck in the areas leading from Dairy farm to Minnie Bay, which is one of the busiest stretches of road, the Traffic Police have installed plastic cones as dividers on the middle of roads.

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