Expect traffic police to get strict
Expect a traffic police campaign to rein in Delhi motorists who don’t stick to their lanes on the roads, reports Aloke Tikku.Updated: Sep 10, 2009, 00:14 IST
Expect a traffic police campaign to rein in Delhi motorists who don’t stick to their lanes on the roads.
Delhi motorists — notorious for zigzag driving — came into focus at a security meet of heads of foreign missions on Wednesday.
The top brass of India’s security establishment had finished a series of presentations on the security preparations for the Games when a diplomat complained about Delhi’s drivers.
“Delhi drivers are very bad. They do not drive in lanes. Please ask them to drive in lanes,” the High Commissioner of Mauritius, M Choonee, said.
Union Home Secretary GK Pillai took note of the concern and later told reporters that the traffic police would launch a campaign to educate motorists over the next one year.
More than 2,000 people lose their lives every year in road accidents in Delhi.