The Panchkula police have identified over 27 high-risk points that are accident-prone in the district. Most of these are located on the two national highways that pass through Panchkula NH-22 (Zirakpur-Kalka onwards) and NH-73 (Panchkula-Naraingarh onwards).
After studying the data collected over the last five years,we have identified 27 accident-prone points in Panchkula district including the national highways, Commissioner of Police (Ambala & Panchkula range) A K Dhul said. We will soon hold a meeting with the district administration,Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and Municipal Corporation (MC) to take some remedial steps regarding these high-risk spots.
According to the study,the most dangerous spot in the district is the C-point near Amravati Enclave on NH-22,adjoining the petrol pump. The highway has fast moving traffic but a large number of commuters also take a turn here. Statistics reveal that in the past five years,22 people have died at this spot. This figure is likely to come down now since HUDA has recently installed traffic lights at the spot to regulate vehicle movement.
The second dangerous spot is on the same highway near Majri Chowk,where the two national highways NH-22 and NH-73 intersect. This point has traffic going towards Barwala and also coming from that end on NH-73,and traffic going towards or coming from Himachal Pradesh on NH-22.
The data reveal that 17 people have died at Majri Chowk since 2006. The other accident prone areas on NH-22 are near Surajpur,the Kalka bus stand,Saket Hospital point,Pinjore Garden,Kali Mandir Road,Kalka,and the T-point at HMT.
It is not just NH-22 that has many accident spots. The Panchkula-Naraingarh national highway,too,has witnessed many fatal accidents. The five-year accident data showed that 14 people have died near Barwala Chowk,13 at Ramgarh Chowk,11 near ITBP Centre,Bhanu,and eight at the Nada Sahib T-point . Ten persons also died in various road accidents at Mouli Raipur Rani. Most of the fatal accidents took place at night.