TRAFFIC INCREASES IN DELHI AS ENTRY WITHOUT RFID IS BANNED

RFID MADE MANDATORY IN SOUTH DELHI-

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has now made Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags mandatory for vehicles traveling via the toll collection booths in South Delhi.

The commercial vehicles that were entering the capital city through the Delhi Gurgaon expressway on Wednesday were stuck in a long queue.

  • A notification was released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation that stated that entry of all commercial vehicles without the RFID tagsor without any balance in the same has been prohibited with effect from July 1.
  • But, the Civil Body hasn’t been able to make the toll collection entirely cashless.

TAGS ISSUED TO VEHICLES WITHOUT RFID-

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  • The commercial vehicles that were without FFID or low balance were not allowed to enter and were stopped by the toll operators and the traffic officers in Delhi.
  • The vehicles without RFIDs were issued tags on the spot that led them to the gridlock that led to long tailbacks, a sight not uncommon on the expressway.
  • This caused massive traffic in the area which had not happened since the pandemic had started.

TRAFFIC JAMS FORMED IN SOUTH DELHI-

  • Even after the formation of heavy traffic, the traffic police department deployed more police officials to maintain covid protocols that were laid by the government.
  • The traffic police officials also made sure that the process was followed smoothly.
  • The police at the Sirhaul border reported that the traffic had slowed down which led to around 200-meter-long queues around 11 am to noon.

“There was nothing much that we could do. MCD is strictly implementing its RFID rules and this is bound to create some congestion initially. It’ll streamline once all commercial vehicles follow the rules,” said a traffic cop at the Sirhaul border.

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