No more roundabouts to be removed in city: chandigarh
In a decision which will not only save the heritage of the city but will also help check accidents, the Road Safety Council has decided not to remove any roundabout in the future.
It has also been decided to carry out a survey to explore the possibility of reconstructing rotaries demolished earlier. The Engineering Department had demolished some small roundabouts earlier to allow free flow of traffic. The agenda was again brought at a meeting held today in which the Chandigarh Police were of the view that the rotaries should not be removed. However, the police have also recommended that the size of each rotary needs to be properly determined as per the local conditions. Members were also of the view that roundabouts were constructed the world over to reduce accidents.
The Architecture Department has also supported the view that a rotary can be improved with slip roads and cycle tracks. It has also been decided to install blinkers at 28 roundabouts in the city where traffic lights are yet to be installed.
The council has also decided to make arrangements to stop traffic where school buses stop. An awareness drive will be started to make commuters aware about it.
The Chief Engineer has been told to start the Intelligent Traffic Management system under which information immediately reaches the Police Control Room if the traffic lights stop functioning at any place. It has also been decided to make the traffic rules a part of the school curriculum. The issues of black spots and dark spots were also raised during the meeting.
Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary (Home), Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Finance Secretary, Mandip Brar, Deputy Commissioner, and KK Yadav, MC Commissioner, were among those who attended the meeting.
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