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Route diversion for two, four wheelers

Given that every time Delhi celebrates a festival, traffic gets unbearably chaotic, with two wheelers especially zipping in and out, the Delhi police has decided to come up with a route diversion plan that would allocate a separate route for two wheelers to take control of the situation.

According to Dharmender Kumar, special commissioner [law and order], the idea for implementing the route diversion came up after noticing the bike-borne youths take unnecessary risks during festivals, threatening both their lives and that of other commuters as well.

On Thursday night, during Shab-E-Barat festival, at India Gate alone, more than 6,000 youngsters were seen making merry on two wheelers, doing stunts, zig-zagging and racing, much to the consternation of the police.

For around four hours, several bikers in separate groups did stunts with their bikes at the outer circle. Moreover, in many parts of the capital, bikers rode without helmets, and mostly as many as four rode in a bike, blatantly violating traffic rules.

‘We are working on a plan at the moment and will put it forward as soon as possible,’ said Kumar to Millennium Post. As of now, the traffic police diverts the route for processions of any community or religious festivals.

According to Kumar, youngsters take advantage of festivals and indulge in rash driving. It ultimately causes life threatening situations to them as well as to other commuters.

‘The cops were on alert on Thursday night. No mishap was reported due to bikers. But traffic cops have challaned only a few bikers, but we have identified some bikers who have violated traffic norms in the night. Their numbers have been noted down by our cops. They would be challaned in the coming days,’ said Kumar.

The route diversion plan would help the other commuters avoid the merry making of the bikers, added Kumar.
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