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‘Need to involve professionals to clear traffic mess’

delhi Updated: Dec 02, 2009 23:22 IST
Atul Mathur
Atul Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Traffic police may soon involve consultants to find solution to the increasing traffic problem in the Capital.

Concerned about ever-increasing queues at traffic intersections and choc-a-bloc roads, senior traffic police officers are now looking for options to find a holistic solution to Delhi’s traffic problem.

“Though we know the volume of traffic at various intersections, we don’t know its origin and destination,” said special commissioner of police (traffic) Ajay Chadha. “We want to involve professionals to help us plan in a better way.”

The A point (the intersection of Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg) near ITO, the W point (intersection of Tilak Marg, Sikandara Road and Mathura Road) near Pragati Maidan metro station, India Gate C-Hexagon, and DND are some traffic points which requires immediate solution.

Chadha said the traffic police would go for an open tender to have the best consultant for such study.

It is first time the traffic department has an officer of the special commissioner rank.

Chadha also laid down some of his priorities.

Most of his initiatives, said Chadha would be people centric. Improving the functioning of pre-paid auto-rickshaw booths, said Chadha, is one his priorities.

Improving the feedback system on the traffic polices’ website to have better interface with public is also on Chadha’s priority list.

“There will be a responsible officer taking care of the public’s feedback, replying to it and sending it to the officer concerned for redressal,” he said.

Chadha said the traffic police would now target the heavy vehicles in special drives.

“It is mostly heavy vehicles that are involved in fatal accidents. In many cases, the driver might be driving under the influence of the alcohol,” he said.