Aimed to reduce accidents, Gurgaon cops to identify blind spots on roads

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By City Spidey
Posted: Feb 28, 2019

With an aim to minimise road accidents, Gurgaon police has decided to undertake a survey to identify blind spots of city roads, including the busy Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

Gurgaon witnesses a very high number of road accidents yearly. Last year, 442 persons had lost their lives in 1,214 cases of road accidents registered. In 2017, 481 persons were killed in 1,389 road accidents.

According to an IANS report, KK Rao, Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon, said that an expert team will be formed under the initiative, which will include officials of Haryana Vision Zero, Gurgaon traffic police and officials from an MNC auto giant. The team will conduct a survey on different roads and submit reports with technical solutions.

Gurgaon has several roads with blind spots, where fatal accidents are common.

An official of Haryana Vision Zero said that 11 blind spots have been detected in the city recently. Out of these, seven are located on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

“These places don’t have foot overbridges, pedestrian paths and safe pedestrian crossing. They also have default curves and obstructions on roads leading to low visibility and design errors,” said the official.

Rao added that there are plans to install cones, spring cones, reflector tapes, solar blinker lights, barriers, sign boards, worth Rs 20 lakh, on the blind spots.

According to Haryana Vision Zero official, the traffic police is working on zero tolerance policy on drunken and rash driving cases which are largely responsible for fatal accidents. “Last year, 15,780 challans were issued under various road violations such as rash driving, red light jumping, wrong side overtaking and speeding," the official said.

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