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21,527 drivers may lose their licences for speeding on Yamuna Expressway

Licences of those found speeding more than thrice between April 1 and July 4 to be suspended.

noida Updated: Jul 12, 2017 22:23 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Increasing number of accidents on the Yamuna Expressway was a cause for concern.
Increasing number of accidents on the Yamuna Expressway was a cause for concern.(HT File Photo)

The transport department of Gautam Budh Nagar will recommend the suspension of licences of 21,527 drivers who were found exceeding the prescribed speed limit on the Yamuna Expressway thrice or more between April 1 and July 4. Of the total, 9,437 drivers are from Uttar Pradesh.

The transport department of Gautam Budh Nagar will be sending the recommendation to its respective counterparts.

This comes after it was found that over 1 lakh speeding offences have been recorded on the Yamuna Expressway over the last two months — 1,33,590 in June and 1,72,000 in May — an average of more than 5,000 offences per day.

Revealing the data on Wednesday, the district administration also said that over 1,35,000 notices for speeding were issued by the transport department in the last three months.

“For the first two offences, we fine the vehicle owner. However, for a third violation, we initiate cancellation of driving licences under the Motor Vehicles Act. To deal with vehicles from outside UP, we will take the help of the ARTO department and the police of the state concerned to track the owner of the offending vehicle and fine them,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.

“For the first two offences, we fine the vehicle owner. However, for a third violation, we initiate cancellation of driving licences under the Motor Vehicles Act. To deal with vehicles from outside UP, we will take the help of the ARTO department and the police of the state concerned to track the owner of the offending vehicle and fine them,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.

Two months ago, the district administration and the transport department had joined hands to bring down road accidents on the six-lane Yamuna Expressway.

The transport department had sought records of vehicles for the past three months from the Jaypee Toll Plaza in Jewar through which all vehicles moving on the expressway have to pass.

A software is installed at the Jewar Toll Plaza to record the speed of every vehicle that crosses the expressway. The speed limit for medium and small vehicles is 100 kilometres per hour (kmph), whereas the speed limit for heavy vehicles is 60kmph.

District magistrate BN Singh claimed that due to constant monitoring, there has been crucial difference in the number of violations.

“In May, a total of 1,72,000 violations were recorded whereas in June, a total of 1,35,590 violations were recorded, which shows a dip of 23% in one month. Similarly, a total of 76 accidents in April, 65 accidents in May and 61 accidents in June were registered on the expressway, showing a decreasing trend in the number of accidents,” said Singh.