In a bid to curtail the rate of accidents, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has planned to conduct surveys of master roads across the city. The surveys will be carried out annually or every second year depending on the conditions of the road.
According to a report published in the Times of India, the surveys will be based on three indicators- roughness, peak volume capacity, and road safety audit.
It is a measure of the texture of the road. It tests the number of potholes or craters per kilometre. This index will help the authority concerned to understand its current condition and the frequency of repair required. If the number of craters on a stretch exceeds the permissible limit, an immediate repair will be ordered.
Peak volume capacity will be used to understand if the traffic at a particular junction is within its capacity or beyond. In case, the junction has to bear more traffic than its capacity, the roads will either be widened or a flyover/underpass will be constructed, depending on the need.
In the final stage, GMDA will access the accident-prone areas in the city using the road safety audit (RSA), and also determine the need of speed-breakers and signboards, as required.
Besides, the mobility plan will also help the authority to understand the requirement for new projects, such as underpasses and flyovers. The plan is currently under process and is expected to be on the floors in the next few months.
These surveys will help GMDA identify 'black spots' and make required arrangements as per Indian Road Congress (IRC) rule.