Pune truck accident: Authorities propose phased reduction of heavy vehicles’ speed limits, dismantling of ‘selfie point’

Pune truck accident: Authorities propose phased reduction of heavy vehicles’ speed limits, dismantling of ‘selfie point’

Phased reduction of hefty vehicles’ pace restrict and dismantling of ‘selfie point’ are some of the key measures announced jointly by stakeholder companies to make improvements to highway protection soon after the truck incident on the Navale bridge in Pune Sunday night.

On Monday afternoon, a number of senior officers of the Pune city police, Pune Municipal Company (PMC) and Countrywide Highway Authority of India (NHAI) frequented the accident location and examined various elements. Later on in the evening, a conference of best officers from these organizations held deliberation and came out with a quantity of corrective steps to boost safety on the highly incident-prone patches on the Katraj-Dehu road bypass in Katraj and Narhe.

Details shared by the Pune police suggests that the two neighbouring accident-inclined ‘black spots’ in the area — Navale bridge and the ‘selfie point’ up coming to it– have claimed 31 deaths in 108 accidents above the last five years.

The authorities proposed a reduction in the gradient of the slope on the Navale bridge as nicely as the curvature of the highway bypass connecting the viaduct and Swami Narayan Temple. Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta reported the reduction of the slope gradient would remain a critical priority for the safety of the travellers.

A phased reduction in the speed limit of large automobiles and using it down to 40 kilometres per hour is also 1 of the priority items on the listing. The authorities proposed the deployment of additional pace guns for the enforcement of velocity limitations in distinctive places.

Authorities explained that portray more rumble strips and putting in extra reflectors are on the playing cards. In some parts, portray rumble strips every 400 metres has been proposed, alongside with their typical routine maintenance.

Rumble strips will be painted on assistance roadways as well as roads connecting to the freeway and the range of avenue lights will be elevated.

Dismantling the ‘selfie point’ adjacent to the bridge has been proposed to ensure citizens do not appear on the freeway together the staircase from the provider street to the selfie stage.

The Navale bridge in the Narhe place of Pune and its adjacent position regarded as ‘selfie point’ — simply because of a board place by area reps the place men and women acquire selfies — are both equally black spots on the list of the Built-in Highway Incident Database (iRAD) launched by the Ministry of Highway Transportation and Highways of India.

According to norms set up by the ministry and the Indian Highway Congress, a patch of 500 metres of the highway on which 5 or far more accidents with fatalities or grievous injuries have taken put in 3 decades, is referred to as a ‘black spot’.

The authorities also proposed putting in blinkers on the Navale bridge and nearby stretches and repositioning the signage board to ensure they are obvious in a greater fashion to drivers.

The accident took location all around 8.30 pm Sunday on the Katraj-Dehu highway bypass of the Mumbai-Bengaluru freeway when a truck went out of the driver’s control and strike at minimum 48 automobiles, 24 of which were badly harmed. All around 20 individuals have been hurt and six of them were hospitalised although others demanded administration of first support.