Death run continues on roads, no check in place
Roads in the Millennium City continue to be danger zones as there has been no check on the number of accidents during the past one year.gurgaon Updated: Aug 29, 2012 01:02 IST
Roads in the Millennium City continue to be danger zones as there has been no check on the number of accidents during the past one year.
According to recent data released by the traffic police, as many as 243 people died in at least 577 cases of accidents between January 1 and July 31 this year. Last year, during the same period, 246 casualties were registered, though the number of accidents was 563.
The traffic police have divided the entire district into three zones-South, East and West.
Out of the total deaths this year, south zone registered the maximum 141 causalities. While east zone registered 49 death, 53 people fell prey in the west zone, the data shows.
This year till July 31, a total of 577 road accidents were reported in Gurgaon district and south zone was the most accident-prone with 290 accidents cases. East and west zones witnessed 131 and 156 such cases during the same period.
The areas under south zone include Kherki Daula, Shikohpur, Rampura, Nakhdola, Narsingh Pur, Khandsa, Mohmadpur Jharsa, Nabada, Naurangpur and Bilaspur.
Rash driving, poor road condition, and absence of basic infrastructure are considered the main reasons behind accidents.
"Hundreds of lives could have been saved if facilities, such as FOBs, subways were put in place over the years," said a senior traffic police official.
According to police, the concerned agencies have failed to provide adequate safety measures for pedestrians on the roads despite repeated requests.
First Published: Aug 29, 2012 01:01 IST