New traffic centre to train engineers
New Delhi: The Public Works Department (PWD) of Delhi will set up a traffic engineering centre to train engineers for upkeep of major roads as per the safety standards. PWD will be the first few in the country to have traffic engineering centres.
In developed countries, traffic engineering cell are an integral part of the road owning agencies and even municipal bodies. PWD maintains close to 1,280km of roads in Delhi.
Engineer-in-chief of PWD Sarvagya Srivasatava made the announcement of setting up the centre during a workshop organised by College of Traffic Management (CTM) on Saturday. A study conducted by CTM and Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in July 2017 had revealed how 70% of road signs and signals in Delhi did not adhere to the standards.
Srivasatava said “We will try to improve the signage to bring them at par with global standards.”