Ahead of fes­tive rush, cops analysing last year’s com­plaints to beat traf­fic woes

Millennium Post - - Mp City - AB­HAY SINGH

NEW DELHI: Af­ter analysing as many as 140 com­plaints of traf­fic snarls re­ceived dur­ing the 2017 fes­tive sea­son, Delhi Po­lice is this year putting all­round ef­forts to en­sure that traf­fic jams do not dampen the mood of Del­hi­ites.

Se­nior of­fi­cers have asked the deputy com­mis­sion­ers of the Traf­fic unit to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion in their ar­eas.

Data of the com­plaints in 2017, ac­cessed by Mil­len­nium Post, gives de­tails about traf­fic con­ges­tions re­ported at the time of Navra­tri and Di­wali.

Ten com­plaints were re­ceived from Greater Kailash

circle dur­ing these two festi- vals, mostly be­tween 2 pm and 5 pm.

In Dwarka circle, six com­plaints were re­ceived, most of which were around 5 pm.

Six com­plaints each were also from Gandhi Na­gar circle and Kot­wali circle.

From Subzi Mandi area, five com­plaints were re­ported.

In most of these cases, morn­ing con­ges­tion was re­ported around 10 am to 11 am, whereas in the af­ter­noon, the tim­ings were from 3 pm to 6 pm.

The city po­lice an­a­lysed 149 such com­plaints and the dif­fer­ent rea­sons be­hind the snarls. Se­nior of­fi­cers di­rected the DCPS to en­sure that roads are hassle-free.

Po­lice also said they are de­ploy­ing ap­pro­pri­ate man­power in area most vul­ner­a­ble to snarls.

They will also change the tim­ings of de­ploy­ment of per­son­nel, de­pend­ing on when con­ges­tion is most se­vere.

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said that they want com­muters to use pub­lic trans­port in­clud­ing Metro dur­ing the fes­ti­vals.

Joint Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (Traf­fic) Alok Ku­mar said that nec­es­sary steps are be­ing taken to en­sure free flow of traf­fic, adding that they also want mar­ket as­so­ci­a­tions to streamline park­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Se­cu­rity has been hiked at ma­jor mar­kets across the city. From CCTV cam­eras to machans and gen­eral pa­trolling, Delhi Po­lice are mak­ing sure that no stone is left un­turned.

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Se­nior of­fi­cers have asked the deputy com­mis­sion­ers of the Traf­fic unit to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion in their ar­eas

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