Municipal corporations, Traffic Police and other civic agencies have been ordered by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday to visit each road and count the total number of speed breakers in the national capital.
The court’s directive came after the Delhi’s traffic police informed that the total number of authorised speed breakers built by the Public Works Department are only 93.
Identity and file reports of the potholes, manholes and other such breaks which exist on the roads of Delhi, a bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khanna also ordered the agencies.
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The court also asserted that the traffic police could not ascertain the exact position of the speed breakers with regard to roads in interior areas like colonies.
The respective authorities shall allot local officers and policemen in the particular area and jointly visit each road and report the correct status, the court further said. They should also give measurement of speed breakers as well as differentiate the authorised and unauthorised ones, ordered the court.
The agencies should also file progress reports by the next date of hearing, i.e. August 16, the court asked.
Proper signages have been placed on the 93 speed breakers, which have been made as per norms of the Indian Road Congress (IRC) and the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC), on the peripheral roads here, Naushad Ahmed Khan, the advocate appearing for the traffic police told the court.
Make public aware of the fact that if they need speed breaker they should be approaching the traffic police rather than taking law into their own hands, the court told the authorities.
With inputs from PTI.