Trials in CWG lanes lead to traffic snarls

Commuters had another harrowing day as Delhi Police today continued with the trials on exclusive lanes for Commonwealth Games vehicles on two stretches in the national capital.

New Delhi: Commuters had another harrowing
day as Delhi Police today continued with the trials on
exclusive lanes for Commonwealth Games vehicles on two
stretches in the national capital.

The trials were conducted on Nizamuddin Bridge?Ring
Road-Captain Gaur Marg upto Kalkaji Mandir and Sardar Patel
Marg-Mother Teressa Crescent Road from 12 noon to 2 PM, which
led to traffic snarls on both the stretches.

"The traffic was moving at snail`s pace on Sardar
Patel Marg and it took me more than an hour to reach Mother
Teressa Crescent," said Ashok Kumar, a commuter.

Another round of trials will be conducted tomorrow on
four stretches -- Road No 56-Road No 58A upto Yamuna Sports
Complex, Kalkaji Mandir-Ma Anand Mai Marg?Lal Kuan-M B
Road?Surajkund Road, Ring Road from Bhairon Marg upto Rajghat
crossing and Ring Road from Chandgi Ram Akhara to Mal Road.

The city police had begun trials on weekdays yesterday
which resulted in traffic snarls, compounding problems for the
commuters who have been reeling under disruptions due to have
rains in the city in recent weeks.

The exclusive lanes for Commonwealth Games will become
operational from September 20 and violators will face a fine
of Rs 2,000 and their vehicles will be impounded.

A notification to this effect has been issued by the
Lieutenant Governor`s office.

PTI