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Traffic training parks gear up for facelift

Vishal Kant, New Delhi, Dec 2, 2012,DHNS: 1:38 IST

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An artists rendition of one of the parks to be renovated.
To attract more people, Delhi traffic police have decided to remodel the four training parks into destinations to impart knowledge about traffic rules to motorists, apart from providing recreational facilities.

The city traffic police have training parks at four places — Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Punjabi Bagh, Pragati Maidan and Roshanara Road. These parks are used to educate children about the traffic rules. The traffic police have decided to renovate these parks to attract more city residents including the elderly.

“We have planned to create miniatures of the important landmarks of the city like India Gate, Red Fort, and Qutub Minar. It will give them an idea of the traffic situation in different parts of the city like New Delhi and Old Delhi railway stations,” said special commissioner of police (traffic) Sudhir Yadav. “The facility will help the visitors in updating their knowledge of traffic rules in a virtual setting of the city.”

Main features of the traffic parks include virtual setting of roundabouts, pedestrian facility, functioning of signal lights, and different kind of carriageways. The traffic police officials said the renovation of the four these parks will be done phase-wise with BKS Marg park being the first to get a facelift.

“We have roped in Delhi College of Arts and Commerce to design the BKS Marg training park. They have suggested some designs, which we will be finalising soon,” said Yadav.

Officials said renovated parks will also have facilities like mini-theatre with a seating capacity of 25 to 30 people, which will impart knowledge about different aspects of the city traffic to the visitors. While renovation of the BKS Marg training park is expected to be completed within next few months, the design for other parks is still being finalised, said an official.

Since the training park at Punjabi Bagh is next to the Metro station, traffic police department is likely to renovate it in partnership with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. “We can also choose Delhi metro as the theme to renovate the park at Punjabi Bagh with miniatures of metro trains. However, the final blueprint is yet to made,” said Yadav.

Traffic cops said they are preparing a list of do's and don'ts of traffic rules which will be distributed among the visitors.

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