Reopening of faculties brings again site visitors jams in residential areas


A day after faculties reopened throughout the town, site visitors congestion was again on the interior roads and residential areas near instructional establishments with residents calling for higher site visitors administration and extra personnel to decongest the areas and guarantee easy stream of vehicular motion.

With faculties reopening after two years, inner roads instantly witnessed site visitors congestion at many locations inflicting inconvenience to highway customers. Residents mentioned it’s changing into troublesome for them to commute on these stretches.

Police mentioned lots of the well-known faculties are situated close to arterial roads. Areas reminiscent of sectors 10, 14, 56, 57, South Metropolis-1, Sushant Lok, DLF Part 2, DLF Part 4, Sector 14 and Golf Course Extension Street reported heavy congestion within the morning and afternoon, when dad and mom and college buses both dropped or picked up the college college students.

A resident of Sector 14 mentioned the roads within the sector are jampacked within the morning and afternoon. “The realm is already congested and the reopening of college and playschools within the sector is including to chaos. Individuals who have to depart for workplace make plans to depart early from dwelling to keep away from getting caught within the site visitors jam. The site visitors normally builds up round faculties… It will get worse throughout dispersal, when it takes greater than quarter-hour to cross a 50m stretch,” he mentioned.

A whole lot of vehicles are parked exterior many colleges in numerous areas blocking the highway. Police mentioned automobile motion slows down, resulting in large site visitors congestion in residential areas connecting to arterial roads. On Tuesday, ample personnel have been deployed to make sure no autos have been parked on the primary highway.

“The reopening of faculties has introduced again site visitors congestion. From Wednesday, the site visitors policemen will begin their duties an hour earlier and can be deployed in any respect the site visitors junctions close to the faculties. They’ll monitor site visitors in line with the college timings,” mentioned Ravinder Singh, deputy commissioner of police (site visitors).

Police mentioned because the Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020 throughout the nation, site visitors policemen have been deployed at main site visitors factors at 8am. With faculties reopening, now they should report back to responsibility at 7am.

Anoop Singh, a resident of Block Okay of South Metropolis-1, mentioned it takes greater than half-hour to cross the primary stretch as a result of faculty buses standing in queue. “The college authorities ought to deploy their personal marshals to watch site visitors and their buses ought to occupy just one aspect of the highway as a substitute of all the highway. The colleges who don’t have sufficient parking area exterior or inside their premises shouldn’t be allowed to begin lessons for all kids from Class 1 to 12,” he mentioned.

Many residents mentioned with the reopening of faculties, the meals and ice cream carts have additionally began parking exterior the faculties, compounding the site visitors downside.

“Many cabs, vans, autorickshaws, two-wheelers and different autos, which ply kids to the faculties, are normally parked on the highway exterior the faculties. As a consequence of this,autos get much less area to maneuver and folks get caught in site visitors jams,” mentioned Tomar.

Police mentioned with complaints pouring in about haphazard automobile parking and heavy site visitors congestion on the roads close to the faculties on Monday and Tuesday, they are going to write to the college authorities to make preparations for correct parking amenities if the problem persists the entire week. “Many of the faculties within the residential areas have greater than 50 buses, which frequently block the highway. Mother and father coming to drop or decide up their wards of their private autos compound the site visitors downside,” mentioned a senior police officer.

Joginder Singh, former president of Sushant Lok-3 resident welfare affiliation, mentioned faculties must designate parking area and police must take motion towards dad and mom, who park their autos on the flawed aspect or in the midst of the highway. “It turns into troublesome for residents to commute on the stretches as a result of autos blocking the highway,” he mentioned.


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