MORE PEOPLE ARE NOW COMING OUT-
As the process of unlocking is gearing up, the government is providing many relaxations to the public. Now, a certain time limit is given within which malls, markets, offices, and many such places may open and people are now coming out during the day.
Slowly more and more people will be seen on the roads in the country. With the increase in the number of people coming out, the instances of accidents happening may also increase. Hence, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has taken a new plan to ensure the safety of the commuters.
GMDA’S PLAN TO RELOCATE TRAFFIC SIGNALS-
- The GMDA will be shifting traffic lights to even more appropriate spots at 12 different places in the city.
- This project is under the guidance of the Indian Road Congress.
- The overall expected cost for completing this project is Rs 25 lakhs.
- The areas where the changing of the traffic lights will take place is IFFCO Chowk, Metro station, Galleria Market, Bakhtawar Chowk, Faridabad Chowk, Ghata T point CRPF camp, Arde City Bristol Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk, Jharsa Chowk, Pataudi Chowk.
PREVIOUS PLAN OF GMDA FOR ROAD SAFETY-
Before the decision regarding changing the locations of the traffic lights was taken, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority also changed the locations of the zebra crossings. This was to make the roads safer for pedestrians.
“These zebra crossings were around 20-25 meters from the roadside whereas the IRC requires them to be at a distance of 4.5 meters from the roadside. Since we have already changed the crossings, it has become necessary to shift the signals,” said an official of the GMDA.
- The GMDA officials have reported that the agencies that will be carrying out the project have already been invited.
- Along with the changing of locations, the traffic lights that are poorly located will also be placed in more visible places.
- Also, speed breakers will be made near these traffic lights.