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- CM’s Meeting With Concerned Agencies, Officials Told Why Accidents Are Happening In Delhi
New Delhi4 hours ago
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The Delhi government is in action mode to reduce road accidents in Delhi to zero. CM Arvind Kejriwal held a high-level meeting on various aspects being taken to reduce accidents. Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot, Chief Secretary, Transport Commissioner, IIT experts, Special Commissioner of Police and many senior officials were present in this.
During the meeting, it was agreed to strictly follow the rules related to road safety. Bus-lane enforcement, analysis of the effect of the angel scheme, development of safety zones on 100 schools and decided to follow the lane rules.
focus on vehicle speed
Kejriwal directed to put 50 percent of the compounding fee for traffic offenses in the road safety fund. Now regular review meetings will be held to keep an eye on the ongoing projects related to road safety.
Delhi’s road network is 10% as compared to other states
During the review meeting, officials told the CM through a presentation that 47% of the accidents happen on national and state roads, whereas this road network is only 10% of city roads. According to the statistics, over speeding is the main reason behind the accidents. Drivers drive vehicles at high speed on wide roads. Such accidents are more common in schools, metro stations and commercial areas. Here pedestrians cross more than the roads.
average speed 44 kmph
98,294 vehicles were included under the speed study. Under this, the average speed of vehicles is 44 kmph, while 21% vehicles are running at a speed exceeding the prescribed speed limit. Every second bike is over speeding, 50% of light trucks, cars, autos and trucks are over speeding. Most cars travel at 40-50 kmph in the city and 8.5% of cars, 10.2% of light pickup trucks exceed 80 kmph.