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Now, 60kmph is the speed limit on Airport Road

Taking note of the accidents taken place on the Airport Road mainly due to overspeeding, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has fixed the speed limit of 60 km per hour (kmph) for four-wheelers on the stretch.

punjab Updated: Dec 20, 2015 12:15 IST
Shailee Dogra
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority

The Road originates from Kharar, passes through industrial area of SAS Nagar and joins Zirakpur-Patiala highway.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Taking note of the accidents taken place on the Airport Road mainly due to overspeeding, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has fixed the speed limit of 60 km per hour (kmph) for four-wheelers on the stretch.

To create the awareness among the commuters about the speed limit, GMADA is putting up boards. There are two ‘danger spots’ on the said road and to check accidents during the foggy season, reflectors have also been put along the road.

The Airport Road starts from Kharar, passes through industrial area of SAS Nagar, leads to the international airport and joins the Zirakpur-Patiala highway.

In September 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the international airport, following which the domestic flights started operating from the new terminal, leading to heavy rush of vehicles on the road.

Apart from this, commuters have been using the Airport Road to avoid inner roads of Zirakpur and Chandigarh.

In the last three months, four persons had been killed in about 15 accidents that took place on this road.

“The speed limit on the road for the vehicles has been fixed. GMADA has already put boards in this regard. The speed limit will ensure safety of the commuters. Those not adhering to the speed limit will face action,” said Ram Chander, DSP (traffic), Mohali.

MC mulls making it ‘crossing-free’

The municipal corporation, SAS Nagar, is contemplating to make the Airport Road ‘crossing free’ by constructing flyovers.At present more than 10 crossings/light points fall on the road, which not only cause hindrance to the traffic flow but also lead to accidents.

Black spots on the stretch

The road has two danger spots, one near the Mauli traffic light and the other at Semi Conductor Limited chowk. About 15 accidents have taken place on this road in which four lives had been lost. Police said speeding was the main reason behind most of the accidents. The newly-built road is wide enough and drivers tend to overspeed, resulting in mishaps.

Road originates from Kharar

The Airport Road starts from Kharar, passes through industrial area of SAS Nagar, leads to the international airport and joins the Zirakpur-Patiala highway.