Saturday, 28 January 2023

From 1st April Delhi to get lanes for goods and goods carriers

From 1st April Delhi to get lanes for goods and goods carriers

On Wednesday, Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot took to microblogging site Twitter to announce that from 1 April, buses and suitable carriers will get dedicated lanes in the national capital.

This will be imposed on 15 selected roads, and those found violating the strict lane discipline the Delhi government will impose will have to pay a fine of up to 10,000. The offender drivers might also be served with six months of imprisonment.

The notice mentioned that the traffic police and the transport department would earmark dedicated lanes only by goods carriers and buses from 8 am to 10 pm.

Other vehicles may be permitted to run on these allocated lanes during the remainder of the time. However, buses and goods carriage vehicles will stick to their dedicated marked routes around the clock.

The official statement shared by Gahlot said that vehicles found running on other routes will be liable for implementation under Section 192-A of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which prescribes a fine of ₹ 10,000 and imprisonment up to six months. They will also be charged under Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules, 2019.

The implementation drive will be conducted on 15 of the 46 corridors selected under the initiative in the first phase.

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These include the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road stretch from Jahangirpuri Metro Station-Kashmere Gate ISBT and ITO-Ambedkar Nagar, Janakpuri to Madhuban Chowk, Ashram Chowk to Badarpur Border, Kashmere Gate ISBT to Apsra Border, Britannia Chowk to Dhaula Quan, Moti Nagar to Dwarka Mor, Signature Bridge-Bhopura Border, Anuvrat Marg T-point to Pul Prahladpur T-point among others.

The transports department has issued an advisory to Delhi Transport Corporation and Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd to sensitize its drivers.

The PWD has been directed to mark and adequately identify the corridors by placing warning signage and boards at suitable places.

If any light motor vehicle (LMV), such as a car, is found unattended or parked in the decided bus lanes and its owner or driver refuses to clear the dues, the vehicle will be towed away. The driver will have to bear the dues and the towing charges in addition to the penalty, it said.

The transports department will deploy two teams in two shifts to enforce lane discipline. Cranes will also be deployed to impede and remove vehicles obstructing the bus lanes. Videos or photographs of the obstructing cars will be captured for evidence, the statement noted.

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