Meant to provide safe passage for cycles, rumble strips derail traffic
- Sreesanth, Jiju Janardhan lived in independently booked rooms: Cops
- India to convey concerns over Ladakh incursion to Chinese Premier
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Maxwell falls early in stiff run-chase
- Narendra Modi: India losing sheen as agricultural nation
- Rajapaksa slams Tamil diaspora for lack of support in reconciliation process
SP (Traffic) Maneesh Chaudhary says, "The pilot project was initiated after a discussion with the engineering and architecture department. The cycle tracks are not connected due to which drivers of the non-motorised vehicles have to integrate with the remaining traffic. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had also taken a serious note of this. Since it's a first-of-its-kind experiment, we will observe it for a few days. Modifications would be made accordingly."
He says there has to be some sensitivity towards pedestrians and drivers of non-motorised vehicles. "There is a need to make the roads safe for the non-motorised vehicles as well. There have been a large number of accidents involving these vehicles. There is a need for creating awareness about the system," he adds.
Due to lack of any awareness among the residents, there is chaos at the roundabout. Some cyclists instead of using the path that has been created still mingle with the traffic at the roundabout.
Superintending Engineer (B&R), Municipal Corporation, Mukesh Anand, who has been involved in execution of the project, says that signages have been put up to make the commuters aware of the crossing for the non-motorised traffic. He adds that there is a need to ensure safety of pedestrians and cyclists for which the project has been started.
This is how the system works
As per the proposal, around 100 metres before the roundabout a gap has been created in the median. Roads have been connected with the cycle tracks in such a manner that the non-motorised vehicles cross through the median and reach the other side where another cycle track is present. A little before the gap in the median, rumble strips have been constructed to slow down the fast-moving traffic and provide safe passage to non-motorised vehicles to pass.
- Destitute, orphan students outclass rest in Andhra Class 10 exams
- To re-energise ties, PM wants to visit US, waits for confirmation
- NIA court says no terror link, frees 'Hizbul militant' Liyaqat on bail
- CBI arrests its coal allotments investigator on bribery charge
- ‘Cricketer-bookie Amit may have used Jiju to reach Sree’
- BCCI chief N Srinivasan says police must prove spot-fixing allegations