Lanes marked for heavy vehicles on expressway
After a recent accident where a speeding dumper rammed a stationary truck on the Gurgaon Expressway, DGSCL has finally reserved the link road’s fourth lane for heavy vehicles in its attempt to prevent such mishaps.india Updated: May 09, 2011 01:20 IST
After a recent accident where a speeding dumper rammed a stationary truck on the Gurgaon Expressway, DGSCL has finally reserved the link road’s fourth lane for heavy vehicles in its attempt to prevent such mishaps.
One person had died while a car driver, who lost control and hit the dumper, was injured in the accident.
Following this, the Gurgaon police took serious notice of the situation and asked Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), the expressway management firm, to mark a lane as 'Bus/Truck'.
The task will be carried out on the 27.7-km stretch between RTR Marg (Delhi) and Kherki Daula toll plaza (Gurgaon) on both the sides.
According to police officials, heavy duty vehicles are supposed to use the last lane while light vehicles such as cars will use the first two lanes.
DGSCL officials said that the speeding dumper was using the first lane illegally and hence it rammed a truck which was moving at a much slower speed.
However, despite the steps taken by authorities, truck and bus drivers continue use the first and second lanes of the expressway. No checks have been placed on them by the local police as surveillance remains non-existent here.
The police have also failed to prevent other slow-moving vehicles from plying on the expressway despite repeated requests from DGSCL.
According to commuters, if the police penalise drivers for not adhering to lane rules, the menace could be checked and the number of accidents could be reduced.