CLOSURE OF CUTS REDUCE TRAFFIC CHAOS
Abiding by the “zero tolerance” policy towards traffic violations on city roads, the traffic wing of the police department has offered some relief to commuters by closing the unwanted cuts on roads, which has not only helped in reducing traffic jams but in bringing down the accident rate as well.
Towing away four/two wheelers from no parking zones followed by closure of unwanted cuts on roads having heavy vehicular traffic has eased the flow of traffic even during the peak traffic hours.
The traffic police decided to close the gaps between dividers, which had virtually become bottleneck junctions in the past four months, as they were the main reason behind traffic jams and several accidents.
Around a week ago, residents of Maharishi Valmiki Nagar on the Humbran road had raised a hue and cry on the closure of cuts, as they had to take longer routes so as to reach their respective destinations, but gradually public at large welcomed the step.
Sarabjeet Singh, a commuter and resident of Pakhowal road, appreciating the step of the traffic police said, “Getting caught in long traffic jams had made me immune to the prevailing chaos at Pakhowal Road, but now that the cuts have been closed, I can say that it will help in traffic regulation.”
Another commuter and a B Tech student Tejinder Singh said, “It is a good step. Traffic condition in city will definitely improve. I think by closing the cuts, people are getting some relief from traffic jams, but routes have also become longer now.”
Inspector traffic Beant Juneja while talking to Hindustan Times said for giving a smooth ride to commuters unwanted cuts on roads are being closed.
He said, “The closing of these cuts has benefited the flow of traffic to a great extent. The number of accidents has also come down.”
He informed that the unwanted cuts on the Bus stand road, Malhar road, Gill road, Pakhowal road, Rahon road, near old DMC were closed. He said 21 unauthorised cuts were closed on the Hambran road.
He appealed people to cooperate with the traffic police in this regard and added that if any cut was closed erroneously, then that would be opened.