Cops find danger zones
As the number of fatal accidents on busy Sohna Road is rising at an alarming pace, Gurgaon traffic police have identified the accident prone spots and sought help from Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) to deal with the menace.india Updated: May 20, 2011 00:49 IST
As the number of fatal accidents on busy Sohna Road is rising at an alarming pace, Gurgaon traffic police have identified the accident prone spots and sought help from Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) to deal with the menace.
The police have also started to coordinate with the development agency for adopting the road engineering measures. A high intensity of crossover movement has been recorded on this fast stretch which is also used by truck dumpers for ferrying building material.
The traffic police have zeroed in on eight accident-prone spots and asked the Huda administrator to erect traffic lights, block illegal cuts and install new jersey barriers.
Sohna Road, which is being upgraded from four lanes to six lanes with the help of CRRI that is conducting traffic intensity study, has a number of hi-rise and plotted townships coming up. It also has a number of malls and multiplexes along its side between Rajiv Chowk and Badshahpur.
“The traffic police have identified Silver Oaks Chowk, Faridabad Road, DT Mega Mall in Sector 55-56, MG Road, Leisure Valley T-Point on Huda Gymkhana Road, Cyber Park near Sector 45, South City-2 T-point and Fazilpur Chowk, Sohna Road, where about 140 accidents took place in last few years,” said SS Deswal, commissioner of police, Gurgaon.
“We have taken several steps to prevent accidents on Sohna Road. The police have started issuing challans to speeding vehicles. The department has also launched interactive programmes to educate drivers about traffic rules,” said Deswal.
Leiser Valley T-point on Huda Gymkhana Road witnessed maximum number of accidents as 48 mishaps took place due to the gap in jersey barriers, while the 46 accidents happened in South City-1 gate on Gymkhana Road where absence of signboard became the reason of accidents.
On March 29, eight people, including three women and one child, were killed and 12 were injured in a road accident on Sohna Road near the toll barrier 1. A week earlier, seven persons were killed when a dumper collided with an auto rickshaw on the same stretch. The traffic police have asked motorists to ride safely in these areas.