Delhi High Court slams city’s traffic police, says ‘nothing happens’ on ground


Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed of Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the Delgi traffic police for not implementing court’s order in checking the traffic congestion on the roads in the national capital.

Justice Ahmed, who’s the second senior-most judge of Delhi High Court expressed “frustration” over the non-compliance of his previous order directing police to implement measures to punish traffic violators.

According to PTI news, Justice Ahmed said this while narrating his ordeal of getting caught in a snarl on his way to court.

“You can’t imagine how frustrating it is for a High Court judge to pass an order regarding traffic congestion in Delhi and later see it not being complied with,” Justice Ahmed was quoted by the news agency.

He said, “I was coming to the court at around 10.30 AM and at the roundabout near the house of the Vice President of India, I saw people moving in the carriage way. I asked the traffic police personnel deployed there that why he was not challaning the people driving wrongly in carriage way. He said to me they are not supposed to challan before 11 am.”

Justice Ahmed further asked the counsel representing Delhi Police what kind of traffic management was this that a traffic violator is fined only when there was a free flow of traffic and not when it is very much needed.

He said, “In the last hearing of the case, you filed an affidavit saying the people driving in carriage way wrongly will be challaned as well as booked under section 279 (driving dangerously) of IPC. You see on the ground, nothing happens,” the bench observed.


The bench said that Delhi was burning fuel worth billions of rupees due to traffic congestion and idling of vehicles which also contributes to air pollution.