Traffic cops to be deployed near Metro stations

Aimed at improving traffic situation near Metro stations as well as ensuring last mile connectivity for commuters, Delhi traffic police will soon deploy policemen at the stations with high footfall.

To begin with, traffic police have identified 45 Metro stations where they will deploy policemen to regulate traffic and facilitate its movement to stations.

The department is also planning to install dedicated booths for autorickshaws near these stations.

“Several mode of traffic converge near Metro stations. Cops will ensure that commuters headed for Metro stations, whether pedestrians or in vehicle, reach stations seamlessly. Auto booths will help Metro commuters get autorickshaws as the last mile connectivity,” said a senior traffic police officer.

While footfall at some of the stations is very high, approach roads near the stations are clogged with mixed traffic. With cops on ground, the traffic police intend to smoothen the traffic near Metro stations.

“Bus terminals are located just next to the Metro stations like Kashmere Gate and Uttam Nagar. The roads outside such stations are clogged with buses and intermediary transport like autorickshaws. Metro commuters find it hard to navigate through them,” said an official.   

The decision comes in the wake of a survey conducted by traffic police about the traffic movement near the Metro stations.

They have discussed the issue of streamlining the traffic situation near stations with the security and operations department of the Delhi Metro.

Major stations where policemen will be deployed are Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Hauz Khas, Yamuna Bank, Laxmi Nagar, Anand Vihar, Karol Bagh and Inderlok.

Earlier, the traffic cops had also sent a proposal to Delhi Metro to provide for a dedicated ‘halt and go’ area for autorickshaws within the station premises of upcoming Metro stations in Phase-3.  

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