Noida: Two vehicles overturn on elevated road between sectors 28 and 61
Since the 4.8 km long elevated road opened to traffic in June, as many as six mishaps have been reportedUpdated: Oct 23, 2017 23:42 IST
Two cars overturned on the elevated road between sectors 28 and 61 on Monday. A speeding Maruti SX4 overturned near Iskcon temple on Monday afternoon on the elevated road. The vehicle was going from sector 61 towards Atta Market when it met with an accident.
Onlookers informed that the speeding car went out of control and hit the boundary wall of the flyover. The driver of the vehicle received injuries to his face and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Onlookers also said that the impact was so severe that the car could have jumped off the elevated road, resulting in fatalities.
The damaged car was removed from the road using a towing vehicle. Police said that the matter has not been reported to them.
Since the inauguration of the 4.8 km long elevated road in June, as many six accidents have been reported.
In another incident on the elevated road on Monday evening, a Honda City overturned near Sector 60 after it was hit by another vehicle from behind.
The police officer at Sector 58 police station said that the accident took place around 7pm and no one was injured. The car was travelling from Atta Market towards Sector 60.
A police patrol vehicle immediately reached the spot and rescued the driver. The Honda City was removed with the help of a crane and traffic flow was restored by 8.30pm, the traffic police said.
Speeding has been the main reason behind the accidents reported on the elevated road. The permissible speed limit for heavy transport vehicles is 40km per hour and for medium motor vehicles, it is 50 km per hour.
Police is also trying to put a curb on drink driving incidents and has installed ANPR (automated number plate recognition) cameras to keep a tab on speeding vehicles.
Superintendent of Police (Traffic) AK Jha said that the traffic police will start imposing fines speeding motorists on the elevated road from November 1.
First Published: Oct 23, 2017 23:41 IST