‘Elevated roads cannot solve traffic woes’

NEW DELHI: The PWD claims seven elevated roads and an underpass will decongest the 17-km route between Vikaspuri and Wazirabad. But the question is: are elevated roads really the answer to the city’s traffic problem? Experts say urban streets should not follow the same principles as highways. However, the rules meant for highways are being adopted in urban streets with a misplaced notion of ensuring fast movement of motorized traffic to solve problems of traffic congestion, said an expert. Cities across Europe have rejected the construction of flyovers as a long-term solution for dealing with traffic problems. “While the government talks of providing mass transport and encourage people to switch

NEW DELHI: The PWD claims seven elevated roads and an underpass will decongest the 17-km route between Vikaspuri and Wazirabad. But the question is: are elevated roads really the answer to the city’s traffic problem? Experts say urban streets should not follow the same principles as highways. However, the rules meant for highways are being adopted in urban streets with a misplaced notion of ensuring fast movement of motorized traffic to solve problems of traffic congestion, said an expert. Cities across Europe have rejected the construction of flyovers as a long-term solution for dealing with traffic problems. “While the government talks of providing mass transport and encourage people to switch

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