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Author Archives: Mangala Chandran

UTTIPEC Improving Delhi traffic – the unified approach

When it comes to development of traffic infrastructure and management, all Indian cities/towns face a common problem – the involvement of a number of government and semi- government bodies. The problem has been very acutely felt in the National capital territory of Delhi with increased capacity building by way of roads, flyovers, metro rail and MRTS. Lack of coordination and ...

Commonwealth Games – Reaching the fields

The management of mobility of the athletes and the spectators within Delhi is one important area the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi, is seriously working on. More than the numbers, it is the different categories of people to be catered to — athletes, their relatives, accompanying officials, media, technicians, VIPs, tourists and the spectators — that calls for meticulous preparation and synchronisation with various agencies including the Traffic Police and Delhi Transport Corporation.

Interview with: Harish Baijal, A crusade against drunk-driving The Mumbai Experiment

Early 2008, on testing positive for drunk driving at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, an investment banker threw notes worth Rs 2000 on the traffic constable who had apprehended him. Harish Baijal, the then Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), was so miffed with the audacity of the Honda Accord owner that he personally argued the case in court resulting in the ...