In a decided effort to curb the pattern of wrong-side driving, the Ghaziabad traffic police have unveiled a complete plan of putting in cutting-edge tyre-killer spikes at 15 pivotal flyovers scattered throughout the town, officers conscious of the matter mentioned. Designed to deter and penalize errant motorists, this initiative seeks to improve highway security and preserve orderly traffic movement.
In accordance to officers, Ghaziabad has witnessed a surge in cases of wrong-side driving.
Official data state that there have been cases of 18418 challans issued in opposition to these driving wrong sides in 2021 whereas 37002 challans had been issued for a similar offence in 2022. The police beefed up the enforcement and issued 49535 challans for wrong-side driving throughout the interval January to Might this yr.
Recognizing the urgency of the scenario, traffic officers have earmarked 15 flyovers for the primary part of this transformative challenge. These flyovers embrace distinguished places like Vivekanand Nagar, Nehru Nagar, New Bus Adda, Ghanta Ghar, and extra.
Ramanand Kushwaha, further DCP (traffic), mentioned, “The prevalence of wrong-side driving poses not solely a rampant problem but in addition jeopardizes the security of each incoming and outgoing traffic. To counteract this concern, our plan entails the strategic set up of tyre-killing spikes on the exit sides of the designated flyovers. The spikes, ingeniously designed, will puncture the tires of autos transferring in opposition to the designated movement. Nevertheless, autos adhering to the designated movement of traffic will stay unaffected.”
The officers mentioned that they’ve despatched a communication on this regard to the event authority.
“The communication is shipped to get the funds for the challenge after required approvals. As soon as that is by means of, we’ll begin with the challenge,” Kushwaha added.
Nevertheless, the proposed initiative has garnered some considerations from the group.
“The spikes may show dangerous for two-wheeler drivers who may additionally fall, and it could additionally injury the autos. Additional, such experiments must be first applied on any main highway and correct warning indicators must be put up so that individuals know that the highway has the presence of spikes. General, the concept appears not possible,” mentioned Vikrant Sharma, a lawyer at Ghaziabad courtroom.
Akash Vashishtha, one other lawyer, mentioned that the traffic police wants to recalibrate their deployment methods and collaborate with authorities to improve general traffic infrastructure.
Six members of a household on their method to a temple in Rajasthan from Meerut had been killed and two others injured when their sport utility car (SUV) collided head-on with a rushing bus driving the wrong method on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway in Ghaziabad on July 11.