New traf­fic cen­tre to train en­gi­neers

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.”

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