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Delhi for flexible work hrs

Traffic restrictions during the Commonwealth Games seem to be playing quite heavy on the mind of the Delhiites.

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2010 00:17 IST
Atul Mathur

Traffic restrictions during the Commonwealth Games seem to be playing quite heavy on the mind of the Delhiites.

In a recent survey on the perception, preferences, awareness and image of the Commonwealth Games, a majority of respondents said they wanted their work timings to be made flexible during the event.

To facilitate unobstructed and smooth flow to athletes, technical officers and delegates during the 10-day sporting extravaganza, Delhi traffic police have come up with a slew of measures and traffic restrictions around the games venues and the commonwealth games village, which are spread across the Capital.

A whopping 81 per cent said they were expecting new traffic rules and restrictions during the games and 71 per cent respondents said they knew traffic movement would be badly affect during the games. Interestingly, 88 per cent of the respondents said they would want their companies to consider flexible work timings for their employees to ensure they could move during off-peak hours and precious man hours are not lost in traffic jams.

Contrary to the general perception, 74 per cent respondent said they had no plans to go out on vacations when the games are on.

Seventy per cent respondents also feel that managing traffic would be one of the biggest concerns for the authorities. Respondents feel general safety and security for women are bigger challenges for the authorities.

The survey was carried out by well-known research and analytics' company — Absolutdata.