LG asks authorities to improve road signages
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has asked the Public Works Department to improve and bring uniformity in road signages on a campaign mode.
On Friday, Baijal chaired the meeting of the Task Force on Traffic Management at Raj Niwas to review the action points identified for de-congestion of pilot Corridors, namely Aurobindo Marg, Mathura Road, Outer Ring Road (Chirag Delhi crossing to Savitri Flyover) and a few others.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the PWD, New Delhi Municipal Council, the three Municipal Corporations, Delhi Police, Transport Department, DDA and Delhi Jal Board.
Baijal was informed that in all these corridors, measures to resolve various choke points – such U-turn, foot-over bridges (FOBs), underpasses, subways, removal of encroachment, relocation of MCD parkings, removal and shifting of trees, re-structuring and designing of intersections, widening/renovation/construction of roads, shifting of bus stands to more suitable locations, multilevel parkings, road conditions/road signages, escalators at existing subway(s), change of bus routes etc. have been identified.
It was also informed that these measures have been initiated and are at various stages of approval and implementation.
Baijal emphasised that measures already commissioned, such as FOBs and subways, should be well maintained and lighted so as to encourage their usage.
He also stressed on the need to have better road engineering options, like ramp flyovers in stretches like Yusuf Sarai, so that vehicular movement can take place without any hindrance to surface-level movement by pedestrians.
He noted the need of re-engineering and designing of the markets which are located adjacent to the road-sides. He also directed local bodies to come out with a plan to create more stack parkings.
Baijal directed all agencies to coordinate closely with each other and implement the identified measures in a time-bound manner.