New Delhi: The ‘One-way scheme’ or one-way traffic circulation plan will be implemented on trial basis on Padam Singh Road and Tank Road in DNew Delhi’s Karol Bagh from May 20.
Thereafter, it would be implemented gradually on four other roads of the area, Pyare Lal Road, Hardhyan Singh Road, Gurudwara Road, and Saraswati Marg. The move comes in for providing seamless
and smooth traffic movement and is being used to create a one-way loop system for comfortable movement of all modes of transport, said an official press release.
One -way circulation plan of Karol Bagh area was approved by the Unified Traffic And Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in April 2010. The trial run on these roads was conducted for some time but could not be continued thereafter. Now in a concentrated effort by Delhi Traffic Police along with other civic agencies, one-way circulation plan on the six roads in Karol Bagh area is being revived.
Meeting with RWAs and MWAs of Karol Bagh area has been conducted and the finer points of circulation plan have been deliberated with them. About 50 Delhi Traffic Police officers along with marshals from Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) would be deployed to man all the intersections of Tank Road and Padam Singh Road to regulate the traffic, the press release added.
Karol Bagh is a hub of commercial establishments having garments, jewelry, electronic items, and car dealers while it also registers heavy footfall and vehicular movement throughout the day thereby leading to on-street parking of the vehicles on all the major roads of Karol Bagh.