DCP Traffic Patil assures to solve problems
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 21 Apr 2017 09:44:38|
A delegation of Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) led by its Secretary Tejinder Singh Renu met DCP Traffic Smartana Patil to discuss various issues related to traffic in the city particular to Jai Stambh Square and traffic signals at various locations. The delegation submitted a memorandum to the DCP Traffic.
Tejinder Singh Renu said that when both Phase I & II of Ram Jhula would be operational in few years, entire traffic load would be on Jai Stambh Square, which unfortunately already faces acute traffic congestions during peak hours. Therefore some appropriate remedy taking into consideration future requirements need to be planned and executed. “The two important infrastructure projects Metro and Ram Jhula are in construction stages at the same place. It is highly recommended that Traffic Department should plan appropriate traffic flow and present the same to the administration so that requisite steps are initiated at the earliest,” he added.
Renu said, with city’s maximum temperature every afternoon hovering 45+ degrees Celsius it is being noticed that several people are jumping off signals on various squares to avoid pricking sun and terrible heat wave. “It is also noticed that vehicular traffic is also very low as compared to usual traffic due to summer heat between 1 pm to 4 pm and Indian Meteorological Department had already issued ‘Heat Wave Alert’ for the city. Therefore, if Traffic Department find this logical, traffic signals of few squares with low traffic should be switched off between 1 pm to 4 pm and keep them on amber blinkers as people who are jumping off the signals to avoid heat is far more dangerous,” he said.
DCP Traffic Smartana Patil assured that she would take appropriate steps in to solve the traffic problems.