Auto charts faulty, claim traffic police
DELHI: The distance charts issued by the state transport department
that are displayed in autorickshaws have glaring errors in them
say the Delhi traffic police. Joint commissioner of police (traffic)
Maxwell Pereira sent a letter regarding this to the state transport
department on Monday.
when contacted, confirmed the traffic police’s move. He
said, ‘‘We were shocked to find that distances in
the state government’s chart were grossly incorrect.’’
The distance chart shows a matrix of 50 points in the city. A
mix-and-match of these points gives 2,500 combinations, in terms
actual distances have been measured by physically travelling from
one point to the other by the shortest motorable route,’’
said Arun Kampani, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi range-traffic).
flyovers have come up and right turns have been closed. All these
factors should be kept in mind,’’ Kampani said.
traffic police said the only reason behind such gross anomalies
is the measurement of distances using a linear scale on Delhi’s
map. ‘‘They might have taken the linear distance into
consideration using a scale, instead of the shortest motorable
route,’’ Pereira said.
transport minister Ajay Maken ruled out the possibility of discrepancies
in these charts and said the distance chart had been prepared
by the Surveyor General of India.
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