Itanagar-Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan has directed traffic officials to keep a check on traffic violators, with strict instructions that “at no cost two-way movement should be allowed at one-way traffic”.
Stressing on maintaining one-way traffic rules by traffic officials and wardens, the DC asked SP Capital N Harsha Vardhan to deploy additional forces wherever required.
He said this during a meeting held here on Wednesday to discuss traffic management system and to work out ways to improve the traffic system in the Capital Complex.
Giving his inputs, local MLA, Techi Kaso was of the opinion that the system of haphazard line up of vehicles during peak hours is one of the main reasons for traffic congestion in the Capital Complex, and called for strict action to discourage such people.
He stressed that violators of traffic rules should be issued challan (penalty), which should then be forwarded to the court, so that this would instil a sense of fear among defaulters. He urged the traffic police to work without fear on the spot and check such defaulters and strict action to be taken as per law. He also stressed that traffic wardens should be on duty all days of the week.
The deputy commissioner stressed that parking and no-parking zones have already been notified, which requires strict compliance and asked all the traffic officers and officials to implement the same strictly.
The DC also directed that heavy vehicles shall not be allowed to enter the Capital Complex during peak hours (7 am to 9 pm).
He directed the OC traffic of Itanagar and Naharlagun to not allow intercity buses at any cost, the same should be diverted through the papu-nallah- Jullang- Chimpu road and vice-versa.
Further, no buses would be allowed to park at the NH-415 opposite the clock tower in Ganga.
He also informed that executive magistrates will conduct an exercise, along with OC Traffic, Itanagar and Naharlagun once a week to check the follow-up of traffic rules.
He also directed the TK Engineering and Consortium Limited to regularly sprinkle water on the highways to avoid dust on the highways.
EAC Toko Babu gave a presentation on traffic management system of Capital Complex.
SP Traffic Irak Bagra, Itanagar EAC Hengo Basar, EAC (ITW) Toko Babu, EE Highway Nani Tath, OCs of Itanagar police station, traffic, and officials from police (traffic) also attended the meeting.