Wrongly-placed road signs on all major arterial roads in the city will soon be replaced with correct ones.
While the decision was taken by the government at a high-level meeting chaired by former chief secretary Rakesh Mehta in December 2010, the process of identifying faulty road signs started a few weeks ago.
A senior officer of the Delhi government said, “Road signs that are not standard or wrongly placed need to be corrected for commuters’ convenience and better traffic management.”
The International Road Federation (IRF), a private organisation that works on road management, was asked to identify and document the locations of faulty road signs.
“The first phase of documentation is almost complete and we will submit the findings to PWD in a week’s time,” said KK Kapila, chairman, IRF.
He said that the matter will be discussed with chief minister Sheila Dikshit in a meeting next week so that physical works start immediately.
According to Kapila, some stretches where road signs are either inadequate or not properly placed include Ring Road between Ashram and Moti Bagh; IIT Flyover to Lodhi Road on Aurobindo Marg, Inner Ring Road to Outer Ring Road on Khel Gaon Marg, CRRI Gate to Nizamuddin, among others.
Dinesh Kumar, chief engineer of PWD, said: “We will examine the findings of IRF after they submit it and immediately do necessary rectification.”
Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said, “There are many roads where road marking are also not there. Once these are in place, traffic management would be smoother in Delhi.”