Traffic lights installed at 6 more roundabouts

  • Gurpreet Singh Chhina, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 13, 2016 15:03 IST

After failing to find any alternative to traffic congestion, traffic lights have been installed at six more roundabouts and junctions in the city.

Traffic police officials said they had sent proposals to the UT administration for removing roundabouts or constructing flyovers and underpasses to divert traffic, but to no avail.

The traffic police said they had asked the UT administration to install traffic lights at 35 roundabouts to regulate traffic as installation of traffic lights at different roundabouts, including the Sector-17 ISBT roundabout, Piccadilly roundabout and Tribune chowk, has helped in checking rash driving and the number of accidents have also gone down.

Giving the details where the engineering department had started setting up traffic lights, superintendent engineering Ranjit Singh said: We have already installed traffic lights at the cricket stadium roundabout (Sectors 16-17-2223), Grain Market, Sector 26, Sectors 18-8-7-19 roundabout, on junction between Sectors 37-41, junction of Sector 47-B and 47-C and Sarangpur T-point.

He said they were also planning to install 11 more traffic lights at roundabouts or different junctions to avoid traffic chaos.

Meanwhile, senior superintendent of police (SSP traffic) Maneesh Chaudhary said the proposal of installing traffic lights was already in the pipeline and the engineering department had installed lights points as per the earlier observations.


In September last year, the traffic police had blocked traffic lights between Sector 22 and 23 by placing barricades for oneway traffic.

The practice continued from September 1 to 9. However, the decision was withdrawn after resistance from residents and shopkeepers of Sectors 22 and 23. A senior traffic police official said they withdrew the decision as there was need to construct underpass between the two sectors.

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