CTU workshop-Poultry Farm stretch: Cops moot slow carriageway,road divider

The UT Traffic Police has recommended several infrastructural improvements on the road stretch between CTU workshop and Poultry Farm roundabout in Industrial Area to put brakes on the rising accidents happening there.

Written by SUCHET ATTRI | Chandigarh | Published: April 4, 2012 3:33 am

The UT Traffic Police has recommended several infrastructural improvements on the road stretch between CTU workshop and Poultry Farm roundabout in Industrial Area to put brakes on the rising accidents happening there.

There have been several accidents on the road stretch in which several people were injured while some were killed. To ascertain the cause of accidents,a study was conducted by the Traffic Police and the Administration. The study concluded that the majority of the victims involved in accidents were pedestrians and cyclists. The road stretch,which starts from CTU workshop,passes through Bhushan Light Point and finally ends at Poultry Farm roundabout.

The study also found that there was absence of adequate street lights and divider on the road. As the road stretch is located in the industrial area and also situated close to Colony No 5,there was a regular movement of cyclists and pedestrians. The movement of slow-moving heavy vehicles further worsened the situation,making the road stretch prone to accidents.

The improve the road condition,the Traffic Police has written to the UT Engineering Wing recommending several improvements on the road.

Police have recommended building of a slow carriageway for heavy vehicles on the road stretch. In addition to this,a road divider has also been proposed as there is a constant movement of slow-moving heavy vehicles,and overtaking worsens the traffic situation.

Most importantly,construction of a pedestrian path along with railings has also been proposed. The pathway would have breaks after a particular distance with zebra crossings on the road to help pedestrians cross the roads easily.

“The road stretch had been witnessing frequent accidents due to some infrastructural shortcomings. The improvements are required to reduce the accidents. With this view,we have forwarded the recommendations to the Engineering Department,” said DSP (Traffic) Vijay Kumar.

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