Delhi’s traffic signals will be digital, speed limit and electronic display will be visible


Traffic signals in Delhi will soon include electronic signs indicating speed limits with timer display for precise and accurate traffic management. Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena on Thursday directed officers to install these devices at all traffic signals in the city.

He asked the Delhi Police officers to at least manualize enforcement and challaning in the country’s capital. According to an official statement, Saxena issued these guidelines during a meeting to review the traffic management in the city, in which he also asked the officials to strictly enforce the heavy motor vehicle (HMV) lane rule. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana along with other senior police officers also attended the meeting.

The Raj Niwas LG’s Secretariat in a statement on Thursday said that “The L-G asked all traffic signals in the city to display timers and directed that electronic signage showing the speed limit be increased and installed across the city.” He also stressed on strict enforcement of lane discipline, particularly by HMVs to remain in the outermost left lane under all circumstances.”

He said that the lane enforcement exercise was much more urgent and important on the highway where trucks were cleared late at night and early morning. The statement added that “In this case the police have also been asked to address the problem of overcrowding by autos and e-rickshaws at bus stops.” Taking stock of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) being launched by Delhi Police, Saxena asked to complete it in time with the G-20 summit to be held in the city next year.

With regard to the issues of road engineering proposals already lying with several road ownership agencies in the city including PWD, MCD and NDMC, the LG assured his intervention to resolve the matters at the earliest. In the meeting, he also told about the benefits of uninterrupted traffic flow in the city in terms of minimum manual enforcement and challaning. The Lt Governor also directed that the deployment of personnel at traffic points should be made available in the public domain for commuters and citizens to know which particular traffic personnel are deployed at a particular point on a day, the statement said. is deployed.

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