CWG lanes: Traffic Police thanks Delhiites on Facebook
Police today thanked Delhiites for their cooperation in enforcing the restrictions on lanes dedicated to Commonwealth Games traffic and said this experiment gives them hope to start implementing lane discipline even after the event.delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2010 20:54 IST
Police on Tuesday thanked Delhiites for their cooperation in enforcing the restrictions on lanes dedicated to Commonwealth Games traffic and said this experiment gives them hope to start implementing lane discipline even after the event.
In a post in social networking site Facebook, Special Commissioner (Traffic) Ajay Chadha wrote that the Traffic Police was thankful to all the citizens for their cooperation in implementing the restrictions on Games lanes.
"Barring a very few exceptions, all citizens are complying with the restrictions. We look forward to their continued support till October 16. This experiment gives us hope that we may be able to start implementing lane discipline in general after the Games," he said.
In response to the post, a number of netizens support the idea.
A netizen Ritika Kar Sharma wrote, "Indians in general need to learn lane discipline. When we go to other countries and drive there, we drive in our own lanes and don't zip zap zoom like we do here. I hope some stringent laws are put in place."
Supporting the idea, another netizen Rashi Jain said lane driving can initially lead to a big mess for a few days, but once implemented strictly, "it will be very good driving on Delhi roads".
Abhinav Bansal was of the view that driving in wrong lanes were one of the major reasons behind traffic jams and he hopes in November when Trade fair will take place, the situation will remain under control.
However, another netizen Puneet Goyal said issuing appeal was "not the right approach" to enforce lane discipline, either now or after the games.
"You should seriously start thinking of intelligent traffic system...you should also install CCTV cameras, which can record insane driving and lane changing nature of people. Get the challans sent automatically," he suggested.
Manu Goswami, another netizen, sought to highlight the "problems" created by three-wheelers plying in the speed lanes. "The drivers of these vehicles try to block the entire road by driving in bunches and are slow to start of from the stop signal when it turns green," he wrote.