Gurgaon: Traffic police sets speed limit near Mall Mile
The traffic police has decided to impose stiff fines on speed violators on the stretchgurgaon Updated: Feb 19, 2018 23:23 IST
To check accidents due to speeding near the Mall Mile, the traffic police has decided to boost its presence on the spot and launch a drive to impose fines on violators.
Speeding violation by repeat offenders could also lead to suspension of licences for three months, traffic police officials said.
To make commuters aware of the no-speeding zone, the traffic police has also installed speed signage at several corners of the stretch.
According to traffic police officers, the speed limit for light vehicles on the stretch has been set at 50 kilometre per hour, while the speed limits for heavy vehicles and three-wheelers are 30 kmph and 40 kmph respectively.
Traffic police officers said that with several shopping malls, offices, condominiums and other commercial establishments located in the vicinity of the Mall Mile and the complex having Metro connectivity and affording an easy passage to New Delhi from two sides, the stretch is heavily congested and draws a heavy volume of traffic. The sheer volume of traffic on the stretch makes it accident-prone.
Hence, the traffic police has decided to impose stiff fines for speeding violations on the stretch.
“There were several reports of accidents near the Mall Mile and with the stretch being signal free, we thought that imposing stiff penalties on violators will serve as an effective measure to check speeding on the stretch. Officials have accordingly been deputed at the different corners of the stretch with speed guns,” Hira Singh, ACP (traffic), said.
Singh added that traffic police has also decided to block certain road cuts near the Mall Mile by installing jersey barriers. He said that these points are adding to the congestion on the stretch and leading to mishaps.
In another measure to ensure traffic management, traffic police officers will check for encroachment by vehicles parked on the main road.
Six cranes belonging to the traffic police have been deployed on the stretch for removing illegally parked vehicles.
“Apart from these measures, the traffic police could also consider adopting measures such as making parts of the Mall Mile one-way, on both sides of the road, to reduce congestion during peak hours,” Tinna Khanna, a resident of Essel Towers, said.