Delhi L-G Anil Baijal reviews progress on traffic decongestion measures
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday reviewed the progress on traffic decongestion measures on pilot corridors.
New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday reviewed the progress on traffic decongestion measures on pilot corridors and directed officials to ensure that these stretches are free of unauthorised parking.
The meeting was attended by PWD minister Satyendar Jain, Chief Secretary of Delhi, Principal Secretary (UD/DLB) and Chairman, New Delhi Municipal Council, among others.
Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) informed the Lt Governor about the present progress and status of the pilot corridors.
Baijal said that immediate implementation of the ongoing projects and works should be undertaken in a time-bound manner to ensure their timely completion.
He emphasised that these stretches should be freed from unauthorised parking for better circulation of traffic and directed the PWD and the traffic police to ensure proper display boards showing 'No Parking Zone'.
Baijal also stressed that commercial establishments should provide proper parking for their visitors else face action as per law, as roads are meant for commuting and not for unauthorised parking.
The officials informed Baijal that to improve the traffic flow at Aurobindo Marg, certain measures like re-aligning of existing car parking facility and creating bus lane at INA have been approved and the construction work will start soon.
He was also apprised that for increasing awareness of pedestrians, display boards at conspicuous places have been installed for using the subway near the AIIMS.
Aurbindo Marg corridor is one of the most important corridors which connect New Delhi and south Delhi to Gurugram.
He was informed that the Mathura Road corridor witnesses heavy pedestrian as well as vehicular movement at all times as many industrial areas and cluster colonies are situated on both sides of Mathura road.
He was also informed about the progress and redevelopment plan of Amir Khusro Park and the refurbishment of subway at Dargah.
Further, the concerned subway has been cleaned and whitewashed. Electricity too has been restored and the general public has started using the subway.
Baijal was informed that major redevelopments by the NHAI has been planned to broaden the NH8, and grade separator will be put up for signal-free cross-over to station road in order to decongest the route (Dhaula Kuan Flyover to GGR Flyover, Sanjay T-Point).
This is one of the most important corridors which connects south Delhi, south west Delhi, west Delhi, New Delhi, Terminal-1 and Terminal-3 Airport and Delhi-Gurgaon (NH-8).
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