Delhi Air Pollution: Amid rising air pollution in the national capital, motorists are being forced to face unnecessary traffic jams due to blockades imposed on roads. Slow speed of vehicles is an important factor in increasing pollution. Air pollution monitoring agencies also say that more traffic personnel should be deployed on the roads to maintain smooth traffic flow.

Ajay Rai, New Delhi. Delhi Air Pollution: Amid rising air pollution in the national capital, motorists are being forced to face unnecessary traffic jams due to blockades imposed on roads. Slow speed of vehicles is an important factor in increasing pollution.

Air pollution monitoring agencies also say that more traffic personnel should be deployed on the roads to maintain smooth traffic flow. Experts say that automatically barricaded roads can create a situation of blockage.

The police are unaware of the problem of pollution and traffic jams and are adopting their own methods of blocking the roads. This week, there was a jam in front of Akshardham metro station on Delhi-Noida line for two consecutive days. There is a black spot here also.

Similarly, Vikas Marg road leading towards East Delhi is also under construction. Here the roads remain jammed even during the day. During this time, there was a jam for a long time due to slow speed of vehicles. But the police stood near the road blockades, ignoring the traffic jam and its impact on the environment.

What do experts say

Dr Rohit Baluja, director of the Institute of Traffic Education and Traffic Management, said the police set up such nakas to catch criminals or vehicles or for traffic management. However, this has become quite an old method.

This not only increases pollution but also encourages illegal driving. After avoiding congestion, drivers begin traveling at faster speeds, and incidents of road rage are likely to increase.

Dr. S., Chief Scientist and Head of the Department of Traffic Engineering and Safety, Central Road Research Institute. Velmurugan said that if the police have to catch vehicles or criminals, they can use cameras installed at various places. Can be caught from him. Facial recognition cameras should also be installed. If a vehicle is marked then the police can catch it even at red light. Road blockages add to the problems for the average driver.

In this regard, former Deputy Commissioner of Police Achin Garg said that construction work is going on on the highway near Akshardham. That’s why there is darkness. Lighting arrangements are the responsibility of BSES. Roadblocks are set up in a zigzag pattern to inspect vehicles. If there is a jam, the barricades are removed.