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Move to end deaths on fast lanes

THE GOVERNMENT has finally awoken to put an end to deaths on the fast lane near the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI). Over the years, several lives have been lost in the area in front and around the medical institute.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 01:21 IST

THE GOVERNMENT has finally awoken to put an end to deaths on the fast lane near the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI). Over the years, several lives have been lost in the area in front and around the medical institute.

To end the series of deaths, the State Government has sought the expert advice of the New Delhi-based Central Road Research Institute (CRRI).

A CRRI team is expected to arrive here on June 19 to study the SGPGI ‘death zone’.

Besides studying the accident-prone zone near SGPGI, the CRRI has also been asked to conduct a study of more than 50 accident-prone spots that have been identified in different districts of Uttar Pradesh.

The CRRI team, which will stay here from June 19-21, has been asked to suggest remedial measures to check such accidents on national and state highways and other busy roads in the future. A sense of urgency to find a solution to the problem was noticed among government officers after SGPGI authorities took up the issue with the district administration and the State Government.

A delegation of SGPGI doctors had met government officials last week when the son of an institute employee died in an accident there.

The State Government now proposes to get two flyovers constructed between Telibagh to SGPGI to provide an elevated highway to allow smooth flow of high-speed traffic there.

An international consultant has already prepared the project and the design to construct the elevated highway that is likely to cost nearly Rs 20 crore, which will come from the World Bank-sponsored State Roads Project.

Sources said two flyovers have become a must in the area in view of the traffic congestion in Telibagh and mishaps taking place near the SGPGI. Officials, however, have decided to consult the Central Road Research Institute to ensure that the project was implemented to best suit local conditions and requirements.