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traffic jamNew Delhi, The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on a plea seeking directions to authorities concerned on the issue of public inconvenience due to traffic jams caused by VVIP movements on the roads of the national capital.

“We will go through the response and rejoinder and will pass appropriate order,” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said.

Petitioner Namrata Mukum, an advocate, sought that “corrective steps” be taken by the authorities “as the traffic situation in Delhi is getting worse because of VVIP movements”.

Delhi Police had earlier claimed in the court that VVIP movements do not lead to huge traffic jams in the capital and had also refuted the claims that a woman had given birth to a child inside a bus due to snarls caused during the India- Africa summit in October 2015, attended by VVIPs from 54 African nations.

Police had claimed that ahead of every VVIP movement in Delhi, it issues advisory through newspapers, radio and social media to maintain smooth flow of traffic.

Maintaining that foreign dignitaries have to be given smooth passage for traffic movement as per international protocol, police had also claimed “at the same time, full care was taken that general public was put to least inconvenience.

Whenever, there were traffic restriction adequate diversion to alternative routes were provided.”

Opposing the claims of police, the petitioner had alleged that the cops do not give prior intimation about traffic diversions due to VVIP movements here.


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