Police identify 38 spots most prone to wrong-side driving in Gurugram

Gurugram: Gurugram traffic police submitted a list of 38 places where the most widespread driving violations were reported to the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) last week and asked them to install CCTV cameras there, officials said on Wednesday.

He added that the list includes major places like Hero Honda Chowk, Ifco Chowk, MDI Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Bristol Chowk, AIT Chowk, Hamilton Court Road and Business Center Road.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Ravinder Singh Tomar said that after analyzing the data on the Wrong Side Driving Violations and taking into account the response of traffic marshals on the ground, 38 factors have been identified. After the CCTV cameras are launched and linked to the Sushant Lok 1 traffic tower, these points are monitored 24×7 and accordingly, violators are given e-challans, he said.

“We have compiled a list of 38 locations and submitted it to the GMDA last week and asked to install CCTV cameras there. Passengers drive on the wrong side of the road to save travel time due to the absence of exits or traffic diversions. It will lead to accidents, casualties and traffic congestion and we are devising ways to effectively curb it, ”Tomar said.

Wrongside driving violations are widespread at Hero Honda Chowk, Hamilton Court Road and Business Center Road, Tomar said.

For commuters traveling on the service lanes of Delhi-Jaipur Carriageway on NH-48, the next U-turn after Hero Honda Chowk is about five kilometers, shortly before Kherki Daula Toll Plaza. To drive on the wrong side of the road.

Both Hamilton Court Road and DLF Phase 4 on both sides of the Galleria Market are two-way expansions, causing a large number of passengers to drive on the wrong side.

“My home is about 350 meters off the golf course road. If I followed the traffic rules, I would have to drive about 1.5 kilometers to reach it. I drive 250 meters on the wrong side of the business center road and reach my destination. Turns are impractical, ”a Sector 27 resident requested anonymity.

On paper, the business center road is an unnamed 30-meter wide road from the Huda City Center (HCC) to the golf course road.

“Of the 38 locations, six are already covered by CCTV cameras. These have been updated to detect wrong-side driving violations. They are combined with data from the National Information Center (NIC) so that an automatic e-challan can be created after reading the crime plate number plate. There is work to install CCTV cameras in 32 other places, ”a senior GMD official said.

Until June 28 of this year, traffic police issued 19,482 challans for a Wrong Side Driving Violation.

Wrong-side driving violation causes challan 500 for first offense and 1,500 for subsequent violations. The traffic police said that this would lead to revocation of the license along with FIR registration against the perpetrator for obscene driving under section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“In addition to 24×7 surveillance, traffic police should also set up warning signs for travelers that they are under surveillance and that wrong-sided driving violations (along with other traffic violations) can cause e-challans. Said Seva Ram, a design expert and faculty member of the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture (SPA).

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