Trial for CWG lanes during peak hours from Mon

Brace up for traffic troubles for the next two days as the city police will be conducting trials on lanes reserved for Commonwealth Games during the morning and evening rush hours.

Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 23:00 PM IST

New Delhi: Brace up for traffic troubles
for the next two days as the city police will be conducting
trials on lanes reserved for Commonwealth Games during the
morning and evening rush hours.

While the trials on four stretches will be held between 4
PM and 6 PM tomorrow, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic)
Satyendra Garg said, it will be held on Tuesday in the morning
between 8 AM and 10 AM.

The routes are Ring Road from Chandgi Ram Akhara to Mal
Road, NH-24 Ring Road crossing to Gazipur crossing on NH-24,
Ma Anand Mai Marg at Kalkaji to Dr. Karani Singh Stadium at
Surajkund Road via MB Road and Panchsheel Marg Sardar Patel
Road intersection to Mother Teressa Crescent upto RML.

Traffic personnel are warning that there could also be
jams on arterial roads which fall on the stretch.

The trials on several stretches this month had thrown
the traffic out of gear. Police had conducted trials on five
days this month.

"Earlier the trials were conducted for a period of
three hours beginning 11 AM. Now we want to know its impact
during the peak hours," a senior police official said.

The trials are meant to familiarise commuters about the
pattern of traffic movement during the Games, he said.

The exclusive lanes for Games will come into effect from
September 20 and those straying into these lanes will be
penalised Rs 2,000 and their vehicles will be impounded.

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

"Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements for
smooth movement of Commonwealth Games related traffic during
the event," the official said.

Initially, the restrictions on Games lanes will be
operational during night time only as international flights
carrying athletes are scheduled during those hours.

Though the route from Games Village to competition
venues and airport will have a dedicated lane, there will be
no such facility for practice venues.

The lane may be thrown open for public when no Games
vehicle is scheduled to use it, the official said.

Public has been advised to avoid as far as possible CWG
lanes in general and Safdurjung Road, Kamal Ataturk Marg,
Panchsheel Marg, Sardar Patel Marg, Siri Fort Road, Harsukh
Marg, Purana Qila Road and Mother Teresa Crescent Road in
particular as these roads are having two lanes in one
carriageway and one lane has already been reserved for
Games-related traffic.

PTI