The introduction of Pelican system at various red lights in South Delhi will ensure a smooth road crossing facility to the pedestrians. The success of the system however depends on the usage by the public. The Traffic Police has activated the pedestrian crossing signal at the AIIMS, GK-I turn, Press Enclave Road and C-Hexagon roundabout. Once a person pushes the button attached to the signal pole, the traffic light turns red for 15 to 30 seconds that allows the pedestrian to cross the road.
The technology was first introduced sometime back but it never really took off, mainly due to lack of exposure and poor maintenance. Now a system is introduced in NOIDA too for averting Pedestrian accidents, the district administration put the first pelican crossing in operation. We wish it better luck this time !!
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