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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Traffic police all set for Char Dham yatra

Haridwar April 8
With the tourist season reaching its peak in Haridwar, the traffic police has also started gearing itself to make smooth traffic movement on the National Highways 58 and 72. As from April 24, the Char Dham yatra also gets underway and the traffic pressure increases substantially, the traffic police is chalking out methods to ensure free flow of traffic.
In this regard, Traffic Superintendent Dr Kiran Lal Shaw has given specific directions to officials to provide a detailed report on the main points and intersections where traffic congestion takes place.
Also the sub-entry points to the Har-ki-Pauri region are being identified and made one way only as it has come to light that a major traffic problem occurs due to most of vehicle owners trying to use such sub-routes from both directions paving way for jams.
Traffic Inspector Devendra Dabral informed TNS that diversion paints and reflective rods were being placed at heavily traffic-congested stretch from Shankaracharya Chowk to Chandi Ghat Deen Dayal Upadhyay multiparking lot so that vehicles didn't overtake each other.
While sub-routes leading towards Brahm Kund-Har-Ki-Pauri and adjacent ghats were also being monitored by traffic police personnel with their deployment being done at both sides to ensure one-way traffic.
Results of these steps were visible as today these streches were less congested and tourists didn't violate traffic rules easily as fine was also being levied on the offenders at the very spot.
"We also urge tourists and vehicle drivers to cooperate with us in ensuring smooth traffic flow.Till four-lane work gets completed, traffic congestion will be a major problem in Haridwar but despite staff crunch, we are working round the clock to ensure traffic jams don't take place once, the Char Dham pilgrimage commences" said Dabral.

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