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Govt notifies 511 new auto stands

NEW DELHI: To address long pending demand to ease the problem of traffic congestion, Delhi government has notified 511 auto stands in the city. Delhi government has now issued orders to the PWD, all DMs and other stakeholder agencies to install boards at the marked auto stands along-with other materials for the identification of auto stands so that it becomes easy for the commuters to locate the stand.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, Transport and Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot said, "A committee was formed for the marking of the auto stands. The committee comprised of all the road owning agencies including the Delhi Police. It was ensured that the new auto stands don't pose as a problem for the people or cause any kind of problem to the traffic movement. The system of GPS coordinates has also been included in the plan for these auto stands so that it is easy for the people to locate the stands."

"The new stands marked will be notified on the websites of Delhi Government, DTC, metro and other departments. They will also be notified on google maps with the help of coordinates of these stands. This will help people locate their nearest auto stand. The information about these stands would also be shared on the Delhi Government's Poocho app," he added.

"Looking at the problem of traffic congestion, some new norms have also been put in place. At any given point of time, not more than 5 autos would be allowed to be at the stand, so that there is no hindrance to the traffic movement", Transport Minister Gahlot said. Gahlot also requested the traffic police to cooperate with the Delhi government in running these stands smoothly.

The Minister said that the demand for marked auto stands was long pending and the government had been receiving requests through e-mails, letters and other platforms. These requests were made to the Chief Minister of Delhi. Thereafter, the Chief Minister pushed the project and got it notified on priority. The total number of stands marked are 511.

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