Hidden signals creating traffic problems in Dwarka
Over grown branches of trees and electric poles have hidden the electric signals in Dwarka which are not visible to commuters and hence results in traffic problems. The scenario tells the carelessness of DDA, traffic department, BSES and the resident body Dwarka Forum. On 29th June, 2019 a survey was done in which it was decided that the signals will be made visible in two weeks. However, one and a half month has passed and effective result is yet to be seen in the city.
Vice president of Dwarka Forum Sunil Sareen said, “DDA horticulture issued a circular to all the Assistant Directors Horticulture in Dwarka Zone to prune the trees and remove all the hoardings in front of traffic signals on a immediate basis. However, it is not being done yet. There are some places such as sector 22 and sector 23 where signals are visible but that is not enough. They should be made visible in all the places.
Dwarka is facing problem of hidden signals due to over grown trees, street light poles in front of them and sign boards or hoardings covering them at major crossings and chowk. At some major chowks, the signals are either completely hidden or partially hidden due to overgrown trees in front of them. They have been in this state for a long time. This condition can be seen in sector 13/14 Chowk, MRV Chowk, sector 3/4/12/13 Chowk, sector 22, sector 4/12 Chowk, KM Chowk etc.
A resident of sector 3, Sarita Singh said, “The signals at sector 3/4/12/13 Chowk and 12/4 chowk near Dwarka International School are not visible despite these being the busiest roads. Somehow one can see a red signal but green signal is not visible which is very dangerous. At sector 12/13/3/4 chowk signals on one side of the road are completely invisible.”
Dwarka Forum is continuously discussing the matter with DDA and traffic department and they are hoping that the problem will be solved soon. President of Dwarka Forum, Sushil Kumar said, “We are hopeful that they would complete the work soon. During the survey, they ensured us that the work will be completed in two weeks but they didn’t do which has angered the residents.”
On the subject DDA officials said that pruning is being done and soon the signals will be visible.