National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to construct an elevated corridor between Alawalpur Chowk and Agra Chowk, keeping in view the heavy volume of traffic between the two points instead of separate over bridges at the two places in Haryana’s Palwal.
During the ongoing assembly session here, in his reply Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said this to the Calling Attention Notice of Congress MLA from Palwal Karan Singh Dalal.
The district police have taken several measures to make the traffic flow smoothly on National Highway 2 according to Khattar.
“Adequate deployment of traffic police has been made. At present, 121 police personnel have been deployed for traffic duty in the district and the force so deployed is working in two shifts of 12 hours each.
“In addition, three PCR vehicles, two interceptors, one ambulance and two rider motorcycles have been deployed for patrolling on National Highway 2,” the Chief Minister told the House.
During peak traffic hours, he said in the Palwal city area, between 8-10 A.M., 2-4 PM and again 5-7 PM to avoid congestion a “no-entry” has been enforced for commercial and heavy vehicles.
Extending the no-entry time for commercial vehicles from 8 AM to 8 PM is under contemplation, he added.
Apart from this, there is a diversion made towards Prithla via village Dhatir for commercial vehicles coming from Sohna side and moving towards Faridabad and Ballabhgarh Industrial area and are being prevented from coming to NH-2.
The Chief Minister said strict action was being taken against violators of traffic rules.
A total of 51,730 numbers of Vehicles have been challaned for various traffic related offences in the state during 2016, he said.
For Cashless transactions E-Challaning has also been introduced by the local police.
He said, effective coordination for the earliest possible completion of projects in the area falling in Palwal would be made with the NHAI.
He said NH-2 falls under the municipal area of Palwal town and is about 12 kms in length and has 10 major inter-sections.
Khattar said, there has been a further increase in the flow of heavy vehicular traffic after National Green Tribunal made the decision to levy environmental compensation charge on commercial vehicles entering Delhi.
He said due to existing structural problems on NH-2 there has been traffic woes and consequent congestion and added that an over bridge at Alawalpur chowk was proposed for construction.
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