New Delhi: Lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Saturday directed the agencies to come up with both short and long-term measures with timelines to address the issues of parking, traffic, encroachment and sanitation at the Anand Vihar ISBT. The L-G, while conducting an inspection at the ISBT, directed the authorities to put traffic decongestion, smooth pedestrian movement and pollution control on top priority.
Mr Baijal also suggested that radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology be used on vehicles regularly plying through the Anand Vihar ISBT area to reduce stoppage time at entry and exit toll counters.
RFID uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects, such as vehicles.
“He also advised the PWD (public works department) to look into the demands related to re-engineering of roads and flyovers for better traffic movement at the earliest,” a release by the L-G’s office said.
“Besides, he also directed the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to remove all encroachments near the entry point of the area and on footpaths to facilitate easy movement of pedestrians,” it said.
The L-G’s visit started with the inspection of the Anand Vihar Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring stations.