City traffic police train guns on ‘lax’ expressway firm
The city traffic police on Monday slammed the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway concessionaire for “the slow progress” in the implementation of the recommendations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court with regard to decongestion of Sirhaul toll plaza.gurgaon Updated: Dec 18, 2012 01:14 IST
The city traffic police on Monday slammed the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway concessionaire for “the slow progress” in the implementation of the recommendations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court with regard to decongestion of Sirhaul toll plaza.
Recently, the high court recommended a slew of measures to decongest the toll plaza on the expressway.
According to the traffic police department, there has been not much improvement in the traffic situation at the toll plaza.
The police vented its ire against the callous attitude of the Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL) at a meeting of the stakeholders on Monday.
Maheshwar Dayal, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), told Hindustan Times that the expressway firm has not installed CCTV cameras or painted zebra crossings as agreed upon in a meeting of the stakeholders — DGSCL, traffic police and Huda. Besides, the firm has not taken care to put in place facilities for commuters, said the police.
“The DGSCL has not placed even a single blinker or a Cat’s Eye — an important road safety tool to reduce accidents. The concessionaire has not increased the number of marshals. We have a long list of complaints and we have asked the company to comply with the court’s directives before January 17, the next date of hearing,” said the police official.
However, the DGSCL said it has set up counters for selling smart tags.
“At the split toll, cabins have been installed. Two central lanes have been barricaded to create a pathway for emergency situations. Reflective tapes have been installed at the designated places. The civil work for the installation of cameras near the red line has been completed and the cameras would be installed shortly. We have started changing defective lights on expressway and this would also be completed soon,” added the Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited spokesperson.