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Traffic policemen ensure smooth flow on RTR flyover

delhi Updated: Dec 14, 2010 00:58 IST
HT Correspondent

A day after major traffic snarls choked the newly opened Rao Tula Ram (RTR) flyover, the situation improved considerably on Monday. Heavy presence of traffic policemen ensured smooth movement of vehicles on the stretch.

"The situation is better today (Monday). There is more clarity about the route and directions now," said Sanjay Ratra, a Vasant Vihar resident.

The flyover has also proved beneficial for those who have to travel to and from Gurgaon and south Delhi every day.

"I was earlier forced to take NH-8 to go to RK Puram, where I work. But this route used to remain crowded. The flyover has certainly improved the traffic situation," said Vaishali Mehra, a resident of Gurgaon.

The presence of traffic police at the foot of the flyover ensured that no heavy vehicles took the flyover that has been opened only for light motor vehicles.

But the bottleneck created at the foot of RTR flyover did slow down traffic on the extreme right lane.

"The four-lane carriageway leads to a flyover that has just one lane and is slowing down the traffic. The flyover should have had at least two lanes," said Ravi Mathur, a resident of Dwarka, who used the flyover for the first time on Monday.

People also complained of lack of proper signages about heavy motor vehicles not being allowed on the flyover.

"The signage is installed just where the flyover begins. This is useless as a truck or bus is forced to turn away at the last moment, causing confusion," said Rini Thomas, a student.

"We have put up temporary signages, which will be replaced by the public works department in due course of time. Traffic policemen are currently ensuring that trucks and buses do not take the flyover," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner, Delhi Police.