Cops use chopper to monitor traffic on Chhath Puja

Cops use chopper to monitor traffic on Chhath Puja

Delhi Police used a helicopter for monitoring and regulating traffic in Trans Yamuna and canal banks in the city which witnessed huge gatherings of people on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander was himself present in the chopper hired from Pawan Hans.

Thousands of devotees thronged major ghats in the city on Monday, which includes the ghat near ISBT, Purvi Ghat, Hathi Ghat near ITO, Kudesiya Ghat, Shyam Ghat, Yamuna Ghat and Kalindi Kunj Ghat, among others, offering prayers to the sun god.

“Today we have used a helicopter to monitor and regulate traffic in Delhi. This is the third time we are doing it. We monitored the areas around the ghats and the roads leading to them,” said Chander.

Traffic monitoring through helicopter was done for the first time by Delhi Traffic Police on the day of Durga idol immersion in October, and for the second time on Diwali eve.

According to the Traffic Police, the live traffic situation will be reported to the control room and the details shall be made available to the public through their helpline.

Under this initiative, officials keep watch on the traffic scenario and inform personnel in the field through the wireless system, said a senior official.

Considering the heavy flow of traffic, several diversions were planned on Tuesday. The diversion was in effect from 3 pm to 8 pm.

According to the Traffic Police, diversion will be in effect from 4 am to 7 am on Wednesday. In Kalindi Kunj, which is set to see a major gathering of devotees, vehicles will be diverted from Jaitpur Road to Lakkad Market.

No heavy vehicles or goods trucks will be allowed from Mukrba Chowk on Outer Ring Road towards Chandgi Ram Akhara. Depending on congestion on the ITO Bridge, vehicles coming from Trans Yamuna towards ITO may be diverted on Pushta Road to Geeta Colony bridge or Nizamuddin bridge.

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