A suo moto petition was filed after traffic jams started to appear all over Delhi due to unmanned barricades. While hearing, the Delhi Police has told the Delhi High Court that no unmanned barricades would be left on the national capital’s streets. People can report them on the helpline number or on Twitter for immediate removal, if done so.
The Delhi Police informed the court that new guidelines have been issued which underline that no barricades will be put on roads during peak hours unless there is a specific input or information regarding law-and-order or crime detection, under the order of a senior officer of deputy commissioner of police (DCP) rank.
The police said, “Senior police officers would also pay special attention towards placing of barricades during their field visits. It will be publicised through social media that if anyone finds any unattended barricade on the road, they may immediately report the same on 112 or may tag Traffic Police on Twitter @dtptraffic and Delhi Police @DelhiPolice, and the same shall be attended to by the SHO of the police station for immediate action.”
In its report, they have also informed that departmental actions have already been taken against six officials who have left the barricades unmanned and it has caused any kind of obstruction(s) or inconvenience to the public.