The police have decided to regulate the movement of heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) on National Highway-8 to avoid traffic congestion in Delhi.
Following abjection filed by the Delhi police on the heavy influx of HMVs and ensuing snarls, a decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of senior police officers from Delhi, Faridabad, Palwal, Rewari and Jhajjar.
DCP (traffic), Delhi, Sharad Sinha too took part in the meeting called by Gurgaon joint commissioner of police Maheshwar Dayal. Faridabad was represented by DCP (traffic) Murari Lal.
As many as 7,000 trucks coming from Jaipur, Rewari, Faridabad, Palwal, Jhajjar side in Gurgaon make a stopover along various roads in Gurgaon and wait for entry into Delhi that opens at 10pm every day.
However, since the pile of trucks increases in Gurgaon there is hardly any space left for parking. The trucks then start sneaking into Delhi through Sirhaul border toll plaza and Kapasera border and result in traffic chaos on Delhi roads even before 10pm.
“We have now decided that the trucks would be halted at all entry points in Faridabad, Palwal, Rewari, Jhajjar as well as in Gurgaon and would be allowed to move towards Delhi in phased manner instead of in single lot, as was happening till now. Trucks will be allowed to travel towards Delhi through Gurgaon not before 9pm from Faridabad, Palwal, Rewari and Jhajjar.
Trucks which would be halted at Sidharwali near Manesar in Gurgaon would be allowed to move only after 9.30pm. This way the trucks would be reaching Sirhaul and Kapasera border by 10pm ,” Dayal added.
The light motor vehicles (LMVs) will be allowed to enter into Delhi at around 8pm only.
The JCP said it was also decided that the police departments of Gurgaon and Delhi would also increase deployment of their personnel at the Kapasera border as well to regulate entry of trucks at this route also.