Currently, automobiles not allowed on the DME are fined Rs 1,000 for every violation. If the brand new rule comes into impact, the quantity will enhance to Rs 20,000.
Apart from two-wheelers, auto-rickshaws and tractor-trolleys will not be allowed on the DME due to the sheer distinction of pace between them and different automobiles that hurtle down the highway at 80-90kmph.
Two-wheelers, which take the DME to achieve their locations in a short while due to the seamless experience, are sometimes discovered concerned in accidents.
A few days in the past, three individuals, together with a mother-daughter duo, have been killed when the scooter they have been driving was hit by an unknown car on the expressway. The scooter was being pushed by the 18-year-old daughter.
Although opened to commuters greater than a yr in the past, nothing concrete has been accomplished on the DME to cease these banned automobiles from utilizing the 60km stretch connecting Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan with Meerut. Much of it — almost 42km — falls in Ghaziabad.
Ramanand Kushwaha, SP (site visitors), stated they have been in talks with NHAI to enhance the standard of CCTV cameras which are already put in on the DME.
These CCTV cameras will assist determine the bikes, autos or tractors that take the expressway.
“We will increase the penalty from Rs 1,000 to Rs 20,000. We have no option left. This is the only way to stop banned vehicles from using the DME. They are a major cause of accidents,” he added.
Kushwaha anticipated the brand new rule to come back into power in about two weeks.
“Once the formalities are completed by NHAI, we will start issuing the new challans. I expect it to start by the second week of August. We will also ask NHAI to install proper signboards,” he stated.
NHAI officers, too, stated growing the effective quantity was the one approach to cease banned automobiles from utilizing the DME.
“Automatic number plate recognition cameras have already been installed at the entry and exit points of the DME. We will soon start sending information about the offenders to the UP Police so that they can issue the challans at the earliest,” stated Arvind Kumar, the NHAI undertaking director.