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Posted at: Jun 12, 2019, 7:01 AM; last updated: Jun 12, 2019, 7:01 AM (IST)

UT cops place drums on roads to avoid congestion, mishaps

To act as roundabouts at various points in the city
UT cops place drums on roads to avoid congestion, mishaps
Drums placed at Sector 50-A and D crossing in Chandigarh.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 11

In a bid to mitigate traffic congestion and road accidents, the UT traffic police have placed drums, which will act as a roundabout, at various points in the city.

Police officials said the drums, which had been painted white, had been placed at Sector 51-A and D intersection and Sector 50-A and D crossing.

The police said the drums would help in ensuring that motorists get slow near the intersections which would further avoid road accidents. 

In April, this year, a car had turned turtle while two other cars were badly damaged leaving two persons injured at the Sector 50-A and D crossing. The accident was reported after one of the overspeeding cars hit the other two.

“By placing the drums at the point, such accidents can be avoided,” said a police official.

The traffic police had recently placed cones near intersections and light points to give free way to traffic moving towards left. The cones were placed at the Poultry Farm Chowk, Iron Market Chowk, New Barricade Chowk, Sector 2/3/10/11 Chowk, Old Barricade Chowk, Batra Chowk, Press Light Point, Sector 16/17 Light Point, Sector 25/38 intersection to ensure there is no traffic congestion on the roads.

“The way of left moving traffic is usually blocked due to vehicles waiting at traffic lights. However with the cones placed at various points, the left moving traffic gets a free way that lessens traffic snarls,” said a police official.

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