Pelican Signaling System in Delhi

By | May 10, 2016

Pelican Signaling System

The Government has introduced Pelican Signaling System in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi Police has installed Pelican Signals at 39 locations in the NCT of Delhi to facilitate the pedestrians to cross the road safely. In this Signaling System, the pedestrian green light is activated once a request is registered by pedestrians to cross the road by pressing Push button in the Pedestrian Control Panel.

Delhi Police has engaged a private agency for installation of Pelican Signals in the NCT of Delhi.

Delhi Police has reported that no such incident of theft of Traffic Signals has been reported but incidents of misuse of Pelican Signals have been occasionally noticed by the area traffic officers. To prevent the misuse of Pelican Signals, following measures have been initiated by the Traffic Unit of Delhi Police:

 Spreading awareness about the operation of Pelican Signals.

 Proper deployment of traffic staff at selected signals where repetitive misuse is found.

As per the seventh schedule to the Constitution of India ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State Subjects and, as such, the primary responsibility of policing lies with the State Governments / Union Territory Administrations.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Arjun Lal Meena in the Lok Sabha today.

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