Traffic police have also created a hotline to connect road owning agencies with the traffic control room.
The blockage would be immediately reported to the road owning agency and vehicles on the stretch diverted accordingly.During a trial run of the task force, cops received over 80 calls of road blockage.
NEW DELHI: Expect fewer snarls this monsoon as Delhi Traffic Police has set up a special task force to report on road blockages due to waterlogging and falling trees on a WhatsApp group.
The control room began updating messaging boards within minutes of the rain, advising commuters heading to IGI and railway stations to avoid snarled stretches.
The task force is being coordinated from the traffic command room at west Delhi’s Todapur where a team of 15 is monitoring the traffic situation in real-time and ordering diversions on congested roads.Joint commissioner (traffic) Arun Kampani said that traffic inspectors from all 53 circles have been asked to keep a tab on blocked stretches during a squall.
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