Waterlogged roads remain major hurdle, over 530 plaints last year
New Delhi: Waterlogged roads remained one of the major problems for commuters in the national Capital. In 2018, more than 530 waterlogging proble were reported from over 250 locations in the city, according to the Delhi Traffic Police data. The law enforcement agency writes to concerned agencies after receiving complaints on waterlogging.
The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post claimed that Aurobindo Marg, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Bhagwan Das Road, Boulevard Road, GT Road Shahdara, GTK road, JLN Marg, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Lodhi Road, MB Road, Mathura Road, NH-24/ NH-9, Outer Ring Road, Ring Road, Road Number 13, 201, 56, 57, Rohtak Road, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg, Wazirabad Road among the locations where waterlogging reported.
As many as 46 locations of waterlogging reported from Outer Ring Road including the areas near Atma Ram College, behind Red Fort, Dhaula Kuan, ISBT side under Hanuman Setu, Mayapuri Chowk. "As many as four locations in Aurobindo Marg, eight in G.T Road, 12 locations — MB Road including Sainik Farm House to IGNOU cut, near Malviya Nagar and Saket metro stations from where waterlogging reported," added the data. Bhera Enclave Chowk, IIT Gate to Munirika, Madhuban Chowk, near Kalkaji Mandir Flyover, near Munirika Enclave were the locations in Outer Ring road from where waterlogging reported.
According to police they regularly write to concerned agencies in case of such problems. From Metro Pillar number 506 to Mundka Red light, Mundka metro pillar number 510 to 514, Nangloi flyover to Mundka redlight both side and Mundka Railway as many as 15 times waterlogged in the following area. In Rao Tula Ram Marg area from T point RTR towards Airport, near RTR flyover, near Shani Mandir, near a private school 13 times waterlogging took place in 2018. "12 times waterlogging reported from Loni Gol Chakkar, near Gagan cinema, towards Harsh Vihar, near Meet Nagar. From Khajoori Chowk and Khajoori flyover 10 times water logging took place last year," data claimed.
According to cops, before the rainy season, senior police officer brief traffic police personnel on how to manage traffic during rains. The use of Twitter and Facebook also helps in getting the message to commuters instantly, so that they can avoid stretches with traffic snarls.