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Heavy vehicles claim most lives

india Updated: Nov 16, 2011 01:17 IST
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Road accidents in the city have claimed at least 367 lives in the past ten months and heavy motor vehicles (HMV) were involved in most of the fatal accidents. According to the traffic police officials, out of the total fatal cases, HMVs were involved in as many as 157 accidents.

Despite various restrictions on the movement of buses and trucks within the city, hundreds of people die in mishaps every year. Police said though hundreds of buses and trucks have been booked for violating norms, the haphazard movement of such vehicles put commuters' life in danger, apart from hampering movement of traffic.

The city police have also changed the timing of entry and exit of heavy vehicles. "Maruti containers can ply on city roads between 9:30pm to 7am, when the movement of private vehicles is very less," a traffic police official said.

Bharti Arora, DCP traffic, said: "only 30 containers and heavy trucks will be allowed to enter the city and their timing will be between 11am and 4pm."

On March 21, seven people, including a woman and two children, were killed, when a dumper truck collided with an auto-rickshaw on the Sohana-Tauroo Road. 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 also. A car following the dumper also hit the vehicle. As a result, two persons in the car were injured.