Gurugram: In order to streamline the traffic management in Gurugram city, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will install smart traffic signals at a cost of Rs 16.10 crore. Sudhir Rajpal, Chief Executive Officer of GMDA has also given administrative approval.
The decision was taken in the monthly meeting of Road Safety Advisory Committee held recently to make the National Highways passing through Gurugram district and other roads and intersections of the city safe for the people.
According to the representative of GMDA, old and defective traffic signals in the city will also be replaced and smart traffic signals will be installed in their place. The authority is preparing the tender process and it is expected to complete it by September. The GMDA officials are hoping to address the city’s traffic management concern to some extent by installing the smart traffic signals.
The officials of concerned department were directed to make these places safe for the pedestrians by fixing the geometric design and developing the zebra crossing of congested intersections including Shankar Chowk, IFFCO Chowk, Signature Tower, Rajiv Chowk and Hero Honda Chowk.
A four-member committee have been made including Project Director of NHAI, Secretary of Regional Transport Authority, representative of Raahgiri Foundation and ACP Traffic, who would make joint visits to these places and find solutions to the problems.
To ensure the timely medical help to the accident victim, 26 ambulances are stationed at different places in Gurugram district to take road accident victims on the national highway to the nearest hospital at the earliest. Moreover, 11 additional ambulances are expected to be added in the month of September.
The administration has directed the police to take strict action against speeding vehicles and vehicles violating traffic rules in the city. Traffic police has issued 1979 challans for those driving in the wrong lane.
Apart from this, 484 challans have been issued for overspeeding, 4184 for non-seat belts, 13,867 found without helmet on two wheelers and 107 for oversized vehicles. Till this year, 52,746 challans have been issued for those driving in the wrong direction.