The public grievances commission (PGC) has asked the public works department (PWD) to rework its faulty road designs in various areas of east Delhi to ensure convenience of commuters.
The move follows complaints by several residents of east Delhi colonies. PGC chairperson Ramesh Narayanswamy, on the complaint of SK Maheshwari, a resident of an east Delhi area, has instructed the PWD to make Raghunath Mandir crossing in Vivek Vihar along road No. 56, a major traffic intersection. He has asked the department to rework the road plan.
Road No. 56 runs along the border of Delhi and UP and caters to over one lakh vehicles daily. To ensure smooth movement of vehicles, the PWD had allegedly removed traffic signals at some important intersections, without making adequate arrangements for pedestrians.
The faulty road design from Delhi towards Uttar Pradesh makes the area unsafe for commuters. The PGC has also asked for the more traffic intersections to ensure safe traffic movement.
Many suggestions were also made by the Delhi traffic police as commuters had been suffering due to faulty roads and there was always a danger of accidents.
According to residents, several fatal accidents have taken place along the stretch in the past few months.
The PWD has also been asked to put safety railings at a road near Anand Vihar railway station and from middle of the railway overbridge at Apsara Border to 100 meters ahead of the pedestrian bridge near Seema Puri to prevent people from crossing the road.