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Real-time traffic alerts, unclogging of roads needed: LG

NEW DELHI: At a meeting held at Raj Niwas on Firday, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal called for dissemination of real-time traffic information through FM radio, traffic police website/apps and social media.
The meeting – attended by officials of Delhi Traffic Police and agencies such as Public Works Department and municipal corporations – was held to review measures for decongestion of traffic observed from 'Y' point Salimgarh Bypass to Majnu Ka Tila on Ring Road. Baijal directed all agencies concerned to take necessary steps to smoothen vehicular traffic.
He also suggested exploring the possibility of converting some stretches/roads into one-way, after conducting a study in this regard.
"Delhi Traffic Police will get a detailed study carried out on Delhi roads where the congestion charge or the one-way traffic system can be implemented," said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson of Delhi Police and Special Commissioner of police (traffic).
Baijal further observed that at points where traffic is merging, no bottlenecks should be created and all road engineering proposals must take this aspect into consideration while preparing their detailed project reports.
He directed all concerned agencies to study the measures suggested and revert with those found feasible for implementation. The LG further stated in view of the need of Delhi's senior citizens, all foot over bridgess should mandatorily have lift facilities.
Officials informed the LG that traffic as well as pedestrian movement, especially near the Old Hanuman Temple, Yamuna Bazar, Maharana Pratap ISBT and opposite Monastery Market, is very high and this stretch of Ring Road becomes extremely congested from the traffic point of view.
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