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Cops want shorter run time for athletes’ buses

Frequent movement of buses carrying athletes on the Games lane — as proposed by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee — will cause lot of inconvenience for general commuters.

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2010 00:51 IST
Subhendu Ray

Frequent movement of buses carrying athletes on the Games lane — as proposed by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee — will cause lot of inconvenience for general commuters.

So, the Delhi Traffic Police want the plan to be reworked by reducing the frequency of movement of these buses.

The plan, as shared with the Delhi Traffic Police, was to run the buses to respective Games venues at 15-minute interval on event day.

However, Delhi Traffic Police are of the view that “this is a very unrealistic plan and will cause a lot of inconvenience to people”.

Ajay Chadha, Special CP (Traffic), said: “What is the point of running a bus for athletes in every 15 minutes? Athletes are supposed to reach the venue before the event starts and leave it after the event is over. But the plan suggests that even during the Game there will be frequent movement of the buses.”

The Traffic police had asked the OC for a detailed plan on the movement of the athletes to different venues.

“The plan does not have any detail about the athletes’ movement schedule,” said a senior officer of the Traffic department.

The officer said: “We do not want a total ban on traffic movement on the dedicated lanes even on the days of events. If athletes’ buses ply on the lanes in every 15 minutes, we will be left with no alternative but completely restricting movement of common people on those lanes. This will create problem for the common people.”