Noida: Accidents, Fatalities at Five-Year High in District

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Noida: Accidents, Fatalities at Five-Year High in District


Noida, Dec. 16 -- A five-year high number of accidents, fatalities and injuries have been recorded in Gautam Budh Nagar district from January to November this year. According to official records, 965 accidents were recorded till November, in which 394 people died and 819 people were seriously injured.

Traffic officials said the main reason for the rise in accidents was speeding by commuters. Accidents have taken place on arterial routes such as Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and Yamuna Expressway.

According to the police data, from 2013 to 2014, as many as 3,896 accidents were recorded across the district of Gautam Budh Nagar. In these accidents, a total of 1,782 people were killed and 3,455 were critically injured.

AK Jha, superintendent of police (traffic), said, "Overall, the data points to an alarming rate of increase in deaths. We have identified the areas where the maximum number of accidents take place. Proper lighting and installation of speed reflectors have been ensured in these areas so that commuters follow traffic rules. Much is needed to be done to bring down the rate of accidents."

The highest number of vehicles that were involved in accidents were cars, followed by bikes. Most of the accidents pertaining cars have taken place due to speeding, while incidents involving bikes were mostly cases of hit and run, the police said.

To control the number of traffic violations, traffic police have installed CCTV cameras on the Noida-Greater Noida to track those speeding and have started sending them e-challans. The police said that this will help sensitise commuters about traffic rules.

Officials said violators are being sent e-challans on a daily basis.

The police said that they are concerned about incidents of speeding and so, have also placed six locations on the internal roads of Noida under the CCTV scanner.

"Speeding is a major cause of concern, as it leads to accidents. …

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