Noida: Alarms will be installed to check speeding on expressway

  • Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2015 15:47 IST
As per records of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, which owns the expressway, over 2,000 people have died in accidents on the e-way during August 2012-April 2015. (HT file photo)

The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is considering the idea of having an alarm system that would check speeding on the 165-km-long expressway.

The alarms are being considered at regular intervals of every five kilometre.

The permissible speed limit for medium motor vehicle on the expressway is 100-km during peek hour. However, a large number of motorists can be seen exceeding the permissible limit that sometimes goes up to 180-km per hour. Over-speeding often results in tyre burst which is a common cause for accidents.

Sometimes, speeding drivers lose control over the vehicle and hit pedestrians or cattle crossing the e-way and also other vehicles.

“I have asked the officials in the authority and traffic police to work in coordination and place an alarm sound device at every five kilometre on the Yamuna Expressway. I have sought a detailed report in this regard including how it can be implemented,” said YEIDA chief executive officer Arun Vir Singh.

Singh along with his staff took a round of the Yamuna Expressway two days ago after receiving complaints of over-speeding by long distance commuters heading to Mathura and Agra. “There are several missing points that we have to fix to make the expressway commuter-friendly not accident threat. The commuters who want a peaceful and safe drive feel unsafe when they see an over-speeding vehicle passing by causing panic,” said Singh.

Despite tall claim of the city traffic police to have launched traffic awareness drive, over speeding on the Yamuna and Noida Expressway continue to pose danger. This is happening despite CCTV cameras being placed to note vehicle numbers and issue challans through post later.

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