Lanes out of bounds but confusion over timing is on


first_imgBrace for traffic jams on Monday as the Delhi traffic police have made the exclusive CWG lanes operational with effect from Sunday.But there is confusion about the timings.Reports on Sunday cited Home Ministry sources claiming that the lanes would be reserved for 24 hours instead of the 12-hour window (8 am-8 pm) announced earlier.Neither the Delhi Police nor the home ministry confirmed the changes. Special traffic police commissioner Ajay Chadha said: “We are not aware of any such development and the reserved lane system would be implemented only from 8 am to 8 pm.”But if the reports are true, Delhiites should be ready to spend hours on the roads or simply take the Metro. “These exclusive lanes will be from the Games Village, NH 24, Ring Road up to the Barapullah flyover, Fourth Avenue, Lodhi Road, Safdarjung Road, Kamal ata Turk Marg and Panchsheel Marg,” said JCP (traffic) Satyendra Garg.”These Games lanes will be maintained up to October 16,” Garg said.Delhi Police vehicles, ambulances, fire tenders and emergency service vehicles are exempt from the restrictions.The traffic police will provide updates about the traffic situation on their website, Facebook, through SMSs and the helpline.On Sunday, 1,600 blueline buses were taken off the roads around the Games venues areas and localities expected to be frequented by the athletes, officials and visitors.On Monday, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit will launch the hop- on hop- off bus service, which will ferry visitors to tourist attractions.last_img

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