Seized with a several complaints against the illegal parking of auto- rickshaws and e- rickshaws on the roads and the non-designated points leading to traffic congestion, Delhi Transport department has decided to create 511 new auto stands across the city.
Further, only five autos would only be allowed to park at the stand, so that there is no hindrance to the traffic movement.
“On the public demand and to ease the problem of traffic congestion, Delhi government has marked a huge number of stands for auto rickshaws in the city. Delhi government has now issued orders to the PWD, all DMs and other stakeholder agencies to install boards at the marked auto stands along-with other materials for the identification of the marked auto stands so that it becomes easy for the commuters to locate the stand,” said Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot Friday.
The department has constituted a committee comprising members from all the road owning agencies including the Delhi Police for the marking of the auto stands.
It was ensured that the new auto stands don’t pose as a problem for the people or cause any kind of problem to the traffic movement. The system of GPS coordinates has also been included in the plan for these auto stands so that it is easy for the people to locate the stands.
“The new stands marked will be notified on the websites of Delhi Government, DTC, metro and other departments. They will also be notified on Google maps with the help of coordinates of these stands. This will help people locate their nearest auto stand. The information about these stands would also be shared on the Delhi Government’s Poocho app”, the Minister added.
The Minister further
said that the demand for marked auto stands was long pending and the government had been receiving requests through e-mails, letters and other platforms. These requests were made to the Chief Minister of Delhi. Thereafter, the Chief Minister pushed the project and got it notified on priority.
“There are 511 designated auto stands in the city and proper signages would be in place after the government issued orders to the concerned departments:, said a transport official.