Stung by a spate of fatal crashes on the newly opened Yamuna Expressway, officials of the Greater Noida authority, Noida police and Jaypee on Wednesday decided to ask the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to suggest ways to avoid accidents and check if there was any need for a change in design.
“We have got a world-class facility but accidents are on the rise. Most accidents happened after tyre-burst but there are no specific reasons. We have asked CRRI to give us a report, suggesting ways to avoid such incidents. We have asked if there is a need to change design or implement any new technology,” said Praveen Singh, senior superintendent of police.
Officials of central infrastructure consultant RITES, Greater Noida Authority CEO Rama Raman and senior Jaypee officials were present.
Police suggested installing modern technology on the expressway for better policing.
“We decided to install high-speed cameras on the expressway. In most accidents, the vehicles remain unidentified. Cameras will help to identify the cause of accidents and at what speed the vehicles move,” explained Kumar.
The police discussed security measures that will be put in place during the Formula 1 event to be held on October.
“We will deploy patrol vans after every two kilometres from DND to the Budh International circuit. There are two bottlenecks in the route. We have asked the authorities to finish their construction work before the mega event,” Kumar said. The Jaypee spokesperson refused to comment.