Deathway to be made safer
Following an HT report highlighting Gurgaon police’s scarcity of highway safety and security equipment, the NHAI wrote to the DSC to provide the necessary gadgets to the police, reports Sanjeev K. Ahuja.delhi Updated: Aug 01, 2008 00:47 IST
Following an HT report highlighting Gurgaon police’s scarcity of highway safety and security equipment like speed guns and breathalysers, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Thursday wrote to the Gurgaon Expressway construction company, DSC, to provide the necessary gadgets to the police.
The HT’s report published last Thursday stated that Gurgaon police department had only one speed gun and one breathalyser.
The letter stated that the number of accidents on 27.7 km stretch between Rao Tula Ram crossing and Haldiram food outlet at 42nd Milestone have been a major concern to the NHAI and commuters alike. It is necessary to check accidents and fatality on this stretch with immediate effect, the letter stated. NHAI officials said they could not wait any more for the Gurgaon police to procure more electronic gadgets as lives of lakhs of commuters are at stake in the meantime.
“Project director A.K. Singh has asked DSC to provide logistic support to the police to enable them enforce traffic rules efficiently and to bring erring drivers to justice,” an NHAI official said.
The DSC spokesperson, however, said the company was yet to receive the letter from the NHAI. “The DSC will take a decision only after going through the content of the letter,” he said.
Up to 202 people died on Rao Tula Ram-Haldiram stretch of the Gurgaon Expressway between 2003 and 2008.