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Traffic police slam e-way firm for laxity over mobile toll service

india Updated: Jan 31, 2012 01:31 IST
Dhananjay Jha

The Gurgaon traffic police have pulled up the Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL) officials for not following its directive to execute mobile ticketing system at two toll plazas.

Mobile ticketing will allow traffic marshals to accept toll in cash from the motorists in queue and give receipt generated through a hand-held device to speed up the process of toll collection.

“Beside this we have also written letters to the DGSCL and sent a reminder too,” said Bharti Arora, deputy commissioner of police, traffic.

The traffic police had suggested mobile ticketing solution to the DGSCL after discussing the technicality. According to the traffic police, mobile ticketing implementation is one of the major solutions for long traffic snarls at the two tolls as it will speed up the process and help many commuters waiting in long queue.

However, DGSCL has expressed doubt about mobile ticketing as a solution for smooth traffic, yet claims to have started using the technique on a test basis at the tolls. Patrick, chief executive officer (CEO) operation and management DGSCL said, “We are testing this technique at the two tolls but only for heavy vehicles and not for light vehicles. And we are doubtful if this will show any result”.

The traffic police also reminded officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) of providing lands, constructing cuts and slip roads, installing traffic lights or removing encroachments from bottleneck sites identified earlier. The traffic police also demanded immediate execution of all the works to make the city’s traffic system smooth.

A review meeting was held on Monday at the police commissioner’s office.

Police commissioner KK Sindhu presided over the meeting. MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal, Huda administrator Praveen Kumar and NHAI project director Pratap Singh were also present. Officials of Huda, NHAI and MCG assured speedy action on suggested points across the city to help traffic police.