TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHTS INSTALLATION BEGINS IN JAMMU
JAMMU, MAY 28: Jammu is all set to get the much awaited traffic signal lights as the authorities have finally started the installation process at 30 identified locations in the city.
Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) is executing the project on behalf of Traffic Department, official sources said adding that the first phase of installation of the traffic signal lights has commenced and is likely to be completed up to June 10.
In the first phase, about 30 main crossing of Jammu city from Kunjwani to Nagrota have been identified by Traffic Department for installation of traffic lights while interior parts of city will be covered in second phase of the project.
The work of installing poles for traffic lights is going on in many parts of Jammu city at present including Green Belt and Gole Market area.
Sources informed that earlier two companies were short listed for the project for demonstrating their expertise and capability at Bikram Chowk and Satwari Chowk.
One of them, Omax Company, which presented ‘Demo’ at Satwari Chowk, was selected and given the project for installation of Traffic Signal Lights in Jammu under the supervision of Jammu Municipal Corporation.
In the project, 60 junctions of Jammu will be covered for installing Traffic Signal Lights in two phases. In the first phase 30 junctions have been taken up including Satwari Chowk, Gangyal, Green Belt, Gole Market, Bikram Chowk, Jewel, Panama Chowk, Narwal, KC Chowk, Shakuntla Chowk, Rehari, and Janipur besides other crossings of the city.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Manmohan Singh said, “Under this project around 60 junctions would be installed with Traffic Signal Lights. During first phase around 30 spots were taken while remaining crossings will be taken up under second phase of the project in interior parts of the city”.
“These Traffic Signal Lights will be supplied with adequate power and would operate the traffic movement round the clock”, he added.
When asked about the mechanism to be adopted for generating awareness among the common people about the traffic rules and Traffic Signals, he said that the obviously it would take some time to learn about the traffic signals for the public.
He informed that initially Traffic Cops deputed on various crossings would guide the commuters in identifying the traffic signals. Later on they would be ask to check the violation of the traffic signals and the traffic rules.
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