To curb fatalities, UT police identify 10 accident-prone stretches in city

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2014 12:01 IST

Four days after the tragic accident in which five persons were killed and 15 injured at the Sector-45/46 and Sector 49/50 traffic light point, the Chandigarh police have identified 10 accident-prone stretches where cops would be deployed throughout the day and at late night hours.

Giving details, officials said the move to deploy police personnel was aimed at making the city roads safe.

UT senior superintendent of police (traffic) Maneesh Chaudhry said different strategies were being worked out and discussions were on as how to make the roads safer here.

An in-depth analysis of the accident spot is also underway to come out with concrete solutions.

He said the modalities were also being worked out to deploy police personnel during night at stretches which have history of fatal accidents.

Chaudhary said they had been taking up the issues pertaining to engineering changes on the accident-prone roads but the authorities continue to delay the work on these lines.

He said proposals such as fixing of rumble strips and ramblers, installation of mandatory road signs, installation of signboards indicating accident-prone area, installation of computerised animation display system for display of road safety message, had been sent.

No less than 150 proposals were pending at present with the administration which could help in controlling accidents, Chaudhry claimed.

He said for implementing the traffic rules and regulations the violators are being challaned on regular basis.

The SSP also urged the motorists not to drive at high speed. A team of experts of Chandigarh traffic police is also analysing the accident spot and other accident prone areas.

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