Stats have it: The year 2015 witnessed a massive 10,727 deaths due to crashes caused by potholes, speed breakers and roads that were under repair or being constructed. Further, pothole related accidents recorded a death toll of 3,416 last year, as compared to 3,039 the previous year.
To identify accident-prone locations on Pune-Bangalore highway and suggest road-safety measures for the same, a team of safety consultants from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will inspect the highway sections on November 12.
In Gurgaon, the Sohna Road has now turned into accident-prone one. Number of speeding vehicles on the road have gone up and lack of foot overbridges and subways is seen as the main reason for the accidents. Absence of foot over-bridges on the road is endangering the lives of pedestrians who cross the busy road.
To make travel safer for motorists on Pune-Mumbai Expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is to install Brifen wire ropes at a few accident-prone spots of the 95-km-long expressway. A pilot project for the same expressway was carried out in March this year, along a 2.5 km stretch at Kamshet. It was a success. Now MSRDC plans to use the wire rope along the entire 95-km-long expressway.
The Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Sarvey Satyanarayana has said that to check the number of accidents in Salem city, a proposal to build a ring road, about 60 km long, has been made by the Tamil Nadu government.