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  Metros   Delhi  18 May 2018  ‘Need awareness drives on traffic laws, safety’

‘Need awareness drives on traffic laws, safety’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 18, 2018, 6:30 am IST
Updated : May 18, 2018, 6:30 am IST

The L-G directed the traffic police to undertake intensive measures to spread awareness on road safety and traffic laws.

The L-G also directed the traffic police to undertake intensive measures to spread awareness on road safety and traffic laws, special focus on school and college children. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)
 The L-G also directed the traffic police to undertake intensive measures to spread awareness on road safety and traffic laws, special focus on school and college children. (Photo: Mrugesh Bandiwadekar)

New Delhi: Lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Thursday LG directed the Delhi traffic police to focus on taking action against traffic violations and illegally parked vehicles.

The L-G also directed the traffic police to undertake intensive measures to spread awareness on road safety and traffic laws, special focus on school and college children.

The traffic police informed Mr Baijal that there has been a 48 per cent increase in the population, 179 per cent increase in the vehicles but only 15 per cent increase in the road length since 2001, thereby posing huge challenges in the management on traffic in the city.

The L-G also advised to impart real time information through electronic display boards, social media platforms, etc. about the volume of traffic bottlenecks at different stretches of Delhi including suggesting alternate ways.

Mr Baijal also directed the agencies concerned to take effective enforcement drives to ensure that people utilise the authorised parking spaces wherever available instead of illegally parking vehicles on roads. As directed by the L-G, the traffic police has started involving local police in traffic management to improve its field presence.

It was told that traffic police and local bodies are undertaking anti encroachment drives.

“The L-G highlighted that re-encroachment must be prevented at all costs. To this end, a campaign must be launched to spread awareness on road safety and traffic laws, with special focus on school and college children,” according to a statement issued by the L-G house.

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