Speed breakers on Delhi roads must be geotagged, Delhi High Court Tells Traffic Police

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Speed breakers, both approved and unapproved, on Delhi streets must be geotagged and their location marked by GPS, the Delhi High Court today told the activity police.

The direction was among several issued by a bench of justices B D Ahmed and Jayant Nath for guaranteeing that all the speed breakers on city streets conform to the guidelines as framed by the Indian Road Congress (IRC) and the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Center (UTTIPEC).

The seat guided the traffic police to record a status report before January 25, the following date of hearing, in regards to the work done to make an information base of every speed breaker with its correct area.

The court coordinated the powers, including the traffic police, municipal corporations and the public works department to guarantee that signages with respect to speed breakers and u-turns are put "to caution drivers" ahead of time and "help in decreasing mishaps".

It likewise requested that the powers to make the public aware that if they require a speed breaker they need to approach the traffic police and not take law into their hands by making one themselves.

The urban bodies were likewise informed that where they feel a speed breaker is required they have to illuminate the activity police about the area and it will thus freely think about whether as a speed breaker was required.

The court was listening to two PILs recorded against unapproved development of speed breakers on city streets without consenting to the rules of IRC and UTTIPEC.

During the hearing, it noted that substantial work has been done to remove unauthorised speed breakers but "more needs to be done" to make them conform to the norms and directed the authorities to complete the work within four weeks.