Traffic jams have become a nightmare in major cities across India and state governments are taking steps to monitor smooth flow of traffic. Now, in a bid to ease out traffic, the Haryana government is planning to set up a 24X7 traffic management centre to monitor traffic in Gurgaon and Faridabad.
The 24X7 traffic management centre will monitor traffic conditions, vehicle flow, and coordinate with relevant departments. Haryana's Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that the traffic management plan will be implemented by experts. This would include setting up a traffic management centre, establishing traffic engineering wings, and increasing manpower.
Regarding the shortage of manpower, Manohar Lal said he would hire part time employees and take the help of Home Guards. The process of recruiting 7,000 employees has started, while the vacancy stands at 15,000.
Traffic safety experts say that Gurgaon and Faridabad should be treated as one zone. Taking into consideration to avoid public outrage, the Chief Minister wants to implement the plan as quickly as possible. He also said that the last government had issued 1,100 licences for land development without considering the impact this will have on traffic and infrastructure.