To tackle wedding rush, traffic cops on high alert
New Delhi: Traffic remained jam-packed in various parts of the Capital, as nearly 5,000 marriages were held in various parts on Monday.
Sources in Delhi Traffic Police claimed they have analysed the areas where snarls could likely occur and have made extra deployment there.
On its official Twitter handle, the traffic police issued an alert, saying, "There are a large number of
marriage ceremonies in Delhi today due to this traffic will remain heavy in various parts of Delhi. Please cooperate traffic staff on duty."
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Alok Kumar told Millennium Post that Gurugram Police has been requested to hold or divert heavy commercial vehicles till 1 am, so that movement on the Gurugram-Delhi expressway does not come to a standstill. Traffic is often slow here, due to the road damage caused by construction of the Mahipalpur underpass.
Noting the elaborate arrangements made to minimise jams, Kumar told this newspaper that about 1,000 personnel have been deployed with greater concentration and motorcycles are continuously patrolling in areas where major venues are located.
Moreover, cranes have been deployed to remove broken down vehicles and obstructive parking.
"ACP level officers are supervising the deployment in each district. Continuous monitoring of major corridors is being done by senior officers. Special attention is on Mehrauli-Chhatarpur, Kapashera-Samalkha side, Alipur Road, Punjabi Bagh and Raja Garden, Lakshmi Nagar," said the Joint CP.
Additionally, regular traffic alerts are being issued as is the norm about various traffic snarls on the Delhi Traffic Police Twitter handle.