New Delhi: A security audit on the freeway, which witnessed the unintended demise of Tata Sons’ former chairman Cyrus Mistry, has raised issues over poor upkeep, insufficient signages to information drivers and over two dozen median openings alongside the stretch. The street security audit of the 70-km stretch between Mandor in Maharashtra and Achhad in Gujarat of NH-48 was carried out by a workforce of India chapter of the International Road Federation.
Mistry and one other co-traveller had died after the automotive they had been travelling in met with an accident on this stretch on September 4.
International Road Federation (IRF) President Emeritus Okay Okay Kapila mentioned the audit by the workforce has really helpful instant low-cost counter measures to stop crashes.
These embody set up of velocity restrict indicators earlier than diversions and bridges, show of warnings of lowered carriageway and towards overtaking, fast upkeep, closure of median openings, and correct markings to information the drivers, Kapila added.
The audit was carried out barely every week after the deadly crash at Palghar.
IRF in a press release mentioned the audit was carried out after consent from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Road Transport and highways (MoRTH) and NHAI for motion.
IRF-India chapter President Satish Parakh mentioned the audit discovered that there are lots of main and minor constructions positioned on the 70-km stretch between Mandor in Maharashtra and Achhad in Gujarat of NH-48, together with flyovers, vehicular below passes, pedestrian below passes, bridges and culverts.
“It found that the site where the latest fatal crash happened, there is an unassuming diversion for the third lane, which has been created in an unscientific and non-standard manner without proper signs and markings,” the assertion quoted Parakh as saying.
The report mentioned as per the usual design, there must be no median openings on any six-lane freeway.
According to the assertion, the report has really helpful closing of all of the medians shortly.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau information, over 1.55 lakh lives had been misplaced in street crashes throughout India in 2021 — a median of 426 day by day or 18 each single hour — which is the best demise figures recorded in any calendar yr to date.
While the variety of deaths because of crashes reached its highest final yr, the variety of street accidents and individuals injured has come down in comparison with earlier years, the report of the NCRB, which features below the Ministry of Home Affairs, revealed.