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Blood continues to spill on e-way

india Updated: Jul 11, 2011 00:42 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times
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The Friday accident, in which a fast-moving car rammed into a parked trolley near 32nd Milestone, has put spotlight on accidents caused by stationary vehicles.

The accidents mainly take place due to dumpers, trucks and trolleys parked in high-speed lanes of the highway and its service roads.

From January 1 to March 31 this year, 80 accidents have taken place on NH-8, including 32 on Expressway. The remaining 48 cases took place on the other part of NH-8.

Last week, a couple was seriously injured when their car hit a trolley on Expressway.

On April 21, a dumper, moving at a high speed and in the wrong lane (extreme right fast lane), hit a moving water tanker on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. The impact led to the death of the dumper's driver. A car following the dumper also hit the vehicle. As a result, two persons travelling in the car were injured.

In another incident on April 15, two persons sustained injuries when an ambulance collided with a car in a service lane of Gurgaon Expressway. The mishap occurred near Sector 31 chowk. The ambulance was going towards Maneser when the accident took place. It was going on the wrong side when it hit a car. The driver of the ambulance and a girl travelling in the car were injured.

On June 16, a team of Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd and a policeman were attacked, while on duty.

The team was manhandled by three men, travelling in two vehicles parked in the service lane.

"Safety on Expressway is our top priority and we adopt all safety measures to ensure this. We place safety cones up to 300 metres away from a tanker, dumper and other vehicles who need help in case of an emergency. Traffic marshals are stationed with red flags to divert the traffic. Blinkers and reflective tapes are provided on all water tankers to warn commuters," said the spokesperson of Delhi-Gurgaon Super connectivity Limited.

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