CM takes note of traffic chaos

ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Traffic chaos in Itanagar and Naharlagun has finally caught the attention of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, and he has blamed the “utter lack of efficiency in traffic management in the twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun.”
Khandu said commuters have to be properly informed “through accessible and understandable modes of communication” on aspects like route diversions, U-turns, no-parking zones, one-way routes, etc, before implementing it on the ground to avoid chaos.
The chief minister personally took up the matter with the capital complex deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police, and directed them to immediately draw an airtight plan to ease the traffic flow “and put it in place for the benefit of the commuters.”
He said the authorities cannot offer lame excuses when citizens of the capital complex bear the brunt of their inefficiency.
Pema, however, maintained that commuters will have to bear the hardship of congestion to some extent till the completion of the ongoing four-lane highway, which is also one of the factors for traffic jams.
“The authorities and traffic personnel alone cannot ease traffic congestion and chaos. Commuters also have the responsibility to reciprocate and help them maintain smooth flow of traffic. If every driver or commuter follows traffic rules, our roads would be smoother even before we get the four-lane highway,” he added.