Target is to bring down road fatalities to zero this winter
We have made adequate preparations to manage city traffic during foggy days and nights. We will also increase deployment on need-base during foggy weather, says Satyendra Garg, JCP (traffic).india Updated: Dec 05, 2011 23:57 IST
How do you plan to manage traffic on foggy nights
Mercifully, fog does not stay in the city for many days. Still, we have made adequate preparations to manage city traffic during foggy days and nights. We will also increase deployment on need-base during foggy weather.
Why is there an increase in accidents during fog?
Poor visibility is undoubtedly the main reason. Besides, during fog, roads become slippery. One should be extra careful while driving on streets during fog. One needs to keep his eyes and ears open during reduced visibility to judge traffic that cannot be seen.
Do you think the fatality rate, which is so far the lowest in the last five years, may shoot up on foggy days?
No. This year, we are more careful and prepared to ensure that the fog does not bring any tragedy with it. Our target is to bring down road fatalities to zero this winter. All necessary measures will be taken for this.
What are the challenges that you face while managing traffic in this season?
The main problem is social occasions such as weddings. These occasions highly increase the possibilities of road accidents. The other problem obviously is that our men are highly vulnerable to accidents while managing traffic on roads during foggy days.
First Published: Dec 05, 2011 23:53 IST