Dakshin Marg most dangerous road in Chandigarh for third straight year

Asia's Tech News Daily

Dakshin Marg most dangerous road in Chandigarh for third straight year
© Provided by Hindustan Times Among the four black spots identified in Chandigarh, Tribune Chowk was the most dangerous with seven fatal accidents. (HT Photo)

For the third year in a row, Dakshin Marg continues to be the most dangerous road in the city, according to the Road Safety in Chandigarh 2020 report released by the traffic police.

As per the reports’ findings, the number of fatalities halved between 2019 and 2020, and the number of black spots also went down from 14 to four.

However, all four of these spots are situated on Dakshin Marg, one after the other on National Highway-5, going from Tribune Chowk towards Zirakpur, and covering a length of around 5km.

Starting from the Sectors 25/38 light point in the west, Dakshin Marg traverses the whole width of the city, before ending at the road connecting to the Zirakpur-Ambala highway.

The Union ministry of road transport and highways defines black spots as a road stretch of about 500m where either five road crashes, involving fatalities and grievous injuries, or 10 fatalities took place during the last three years.

Among these four black spots, Tribune Chowk was the most dangerous with seven fatal accidents.

The other three – Airport light point, Poultry Farm Chowk and Hallomajra light point – saw six fatal accidents each. All these four points were also among the 14 black spots identified in Chandigarh in 2019.

Punjab traffic adviser Navdeep Asija, whose team also worked on this report, said, “Data shows that the Sector 32 GMCH Chowk, on the same stretch of Dakshin Marg, has continued to remain without fatal accidents, but the four intersections after it are all black spots. This is because of the presence of speed tables on this intersection, which forces vehicles to stop. Rather than looking at flashy solutions, like the Tribune flyover, which will lead to further problems, simple traffic control mechanisms like this are needed to control traffic at Tribune Chowk.”

According to a recent daily traffic flow study by the administration, as many as 1,43,170 vehicles, including 1,35,805 passenger car units, ply via Tribune Chowk over 16 hours.

Dakshin Marg most dangerous road in Chandigarh for third straight year
© Provided by Hindustan Times Most fatal accidents in Chandigarh in 2020 took place at Tribune Chowk. (HT )

Six vulnerable stretches also identified

The traffic police also identified six vulnerable stretches in the city, which don’t meet the criteria for black spots, but still have seen numerous accidents, both fatal and non-fatal. Most of these were earlier black spots.

Among these, three spots – the Sector 46/47-48/49 light point, Transport light point and Railway Station light point, had 10 crashes each, including a total of 10 fatalities.

As many as nine accidents took place at the Kalagram and Sector 25/38 light point, with loss of nine lives, while six crashes were reported at the Sector 16/23 small roundabout, where four people died.

Speaking about this, member of National Road Safety Council, Kamaljeet Singh Soi said, “Vulnerable spots are also important as commuters are at risk of accidents here. The authorities must conduct studies to prevent these areas from turning into black spots.”

Meanwhile, the traffic police have increased deployment around black spots to manage the traffic in a better manner.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP, Traffic) Manisha Choudhary said, “The road accident analysis cell of the Children’s Traffic Park visits every accident spot to find out why the mishaps happened and suggests corrective action. Night nakas are also set up in accident-prone areas.”

Sign on to read the HT ePaper epaper.hindustantimes.com

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


November 2021 Auto Sales: Tata Motors reports 25% increase

© Provided by Zee Business Tata Motors said its total sales increased by 25 per cent to 62,192 units in November as compared to the same month last year. The ... Read more »

I'm A Celeb will air super-long bumper episodes later this week after fans complained show was too short

I'M A Celebrity is going to return to airing super-long episodes after the show got back on its feet after being knocked off air by a storm. The series had ... Read more »

EastEnders spoilers: Ian Beale actor Adam Woodyatt hints he WON'T return; plus Coronation Street news & Emmerdale latest

EASTENDERS' Adam Woodyatt has hinted he won’t be returning to his role as Ian Beale in the soap after I'm A Celebrity. The actor, who’s been on an extended hiatus ... Read more »

Capt and Badals hand in glove with Modi to ruin Punjab: Channi

© Provided by The Statesman Capt and Badals hand in glove with Modi to ruin Punjab: Channi The Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday said families of former ... Read more »

Pakistan approves booster shots for healthcare workers, those over 50

© Provided by WION Pakistan approved booster doses for health workers including those over 50 and immunocompromised people. The doses will be given to those who were administered with the ... Read more »

‘Credible' UFO sightings spotted by jet pilots are being ‘ignored by government'

The files – some marked “secret” – describe mysterious UFO sightings reported by pilots to air traffic controllers. Getty Images/Science Photo Libra Credible sightings of UFOs by commercial jet pilots ... Read more »

Twinkle Khanna shares how she & Akshay Kumar divide bills, reveals she pays for Aarav & Nitara's education

© Provided by Pinkvilla Twinkle Khanna in a conversation with Kajol for Tweak India YouTube channel spoke about managing finances and dividing bills with Akshay Kumar. Twinkle also asked Kajol ... Read more »

Freedom Caucus wants McConnell to force shutdown over vaccine mandates

The House Freedom Caucus sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling on him to block any government funding bill that uses federal money to enforce vaccine mandates. ... Read more »

Calcutta HC asks Bengal poll panel to file report on civic election plans

© Provided by Hindustan Times The Calcutta High Court bench asked the Bengal government to declare the time frame within which it wants to hold elections to the remaining municipal ... Read more »

Forget Poch: Man Utd could find perfect Rangnick heir in 57 y/o with 14 major honours - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast Italy manager Roberto Mancini The search for Ralf Rangnick’s long-term successor at Manchester United has already begun, with Italy manager Roberto Mancini emerging as a ... Read more »

Woman who sued mom's doctor saying she never should have been born wins case

Evie Toombes, a 20-year-old equestrian show jumper from Lincolnshire, has won the “wrongful conception” case against her mother’s doctor. evie.toombes/Instagram A star showjumper who sued her mom’s doctor – claiming ... Read more »

India joins G20 Troika

© Provided by The Statesman India joins G20 Troika India today joined the G20 Troika which consists of Indonesia, Italy, and India – the current, previous, and incoming G20 Presidencies, ... Read more »

'Jeopardy!' winner will be 1st trans contestant in Tournament of Champions

Amy Schneider has put her name in the gameshow record books — in more than one way. Read more »

No RT-PCR for domestic travellers, state updates rules

© Provided by Hindustan Times State on Wednesday clarified that its rules related to RT-PCR test and quarantine is for international flyers only (HT FILE) Mumbai The Maharashtra government on ... Read more »

Watford vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more tonight

LIVE – Updated at 18:08 © AFP via Getty Images GettyImages-1236391489.jpg Follow all the action as Watford welcome leaders Chelsea in the Premier League this evening. With Manchester City and ... Read more »

Bad Bunny is Spotify's second most-streamed artist for the second consecutive year

Good news for Bad Bunny, as the WrestleMania 37 star has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artists for the second year running. © GiveMeSport Bad Bunny is the most-streamed Spotify artist ... Read more »

FIFA 22 TOTW 11 squad revealed with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City stars

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been awarded his first in-form player item since FUT 20, after being included in the FUT 22 TOTW 11. The defender has been named ... Read more »

Get the sewing pattern for Prima's perfect party dress

Looking for a new dress for the party season? Why not have a go at making your own outfit thanks to Prima’s December pattern. © Prima Get your glitz on ... Read more »

Conte could be heading for first big Spurs mistake over "flawless" £18m-rated colossus - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast Spurs defender Joe Rodon in action against NS Mura in the Europa Conference League Antonio Conte could make one of his first major mistakes at ... Read more »

UK's Halfords to buy owner of National tyre servicing brand in $83 million deal

(Reuters) -Halfords Group Plc said it would buy Axle Group, the owner of the National tyre servicing brand, for 62 million pounds ($82.54 million) as the cycle retailer shifts focus ... Read more »

Jamaican sprinter named Female World Athlete of the Year after making history at Olympics

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has been named Female World Athlete of the Year. © GiveMeSport Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has been named Female World Athlete of the Year Thompson-Herah stormed ... Read more »

Simon Jordan makes £100m Jack Grealish claim ahead of Aston Villa return

Simon Jordan claims Jack Grealish ‘is not a £100 million player’ amid the England international struggling to find his best form at new club Manchester City. The former Aston Villa ... Read more »

Lily Cole kept dress she wore to British Fashion Awards for NINE years

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Lily Cole has revealed the black dress she wore to this year’s British Fashion Awards is one she kept for nine years. The ... Read more »

How is Charlie Mulgrew faring right now since his Blackburn Rovers exit?

© Provided by Football League World Championship – Blackburn Rovers v West Bromwich Albion In truth, Charlie Mulgrew’s departure from Blackburn Rovers was set in motion long before his exit ... Read more »

Voluntary work is vital to maintain the fabric of society

Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Robert Nisbet’s ideas, as put forth in his 1953 book The Quest for Community, are still relevant today, writes Peter Waterman I shall not be taking the ... Read more »

Witnesses take stand in Rochester murder trial

Dec. 1—The second day of trial began Wednesday morning in the case of a Rochester man charged with aiding and abetting the murder of a 28-year-old man in March 2019. ... Read more »

WHO experts expect details of Omicron transmission ‘within days'

More will be known about the transmissibility of the Omicron variant “within days”, global health leaders said. Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 technical lead at the World Health Organisation (WHO), ... Read more »

Thief takes jewelry in broad daylight from mall store

Dec. 1—A thief made off with a bracelet worth $3,500 from a Rochester jewelry store on Sunday, Nov. 28. About 4:20 p.m. Nov. 28, a man shopping at Rogers & ... Read more »

Restaurant broken into, cash taken

Dec. 1—A thief broke into a restaurant on South Broadway and walked out with about $800 in cash. Rochester police Capt. Casey Moilanen said someone broke glass on the back ... Read more »

Tanzania footprints offer clues on origin of human upright walking

1 / 3Tanzania footprints offer clues on origin of human upright walkingFossilized footprints dating from 3.66 million years ago in Tanzania By Will Dunham (Reuters) – Five fossil footprints left ... Read more »

Germany: Three Berlin officials probed over cocaine smuggling operation

© Provided by dw.com The three suspects are alleged to have aided drug smugglers Three Berlin officials, including a police officer, are under investigation for assisting an international cocaine smuggling ... Read more »

How the shocking death of Virgil Abloh is sparking important discussions on Black men's health

© Eamonn McCormack/BFC/Getty Images Idris Elba speaks during a tribute to Virgil Abloh on stage during The Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Eamonn McCormack/BFC/Getty ... Read more »

Man posing as experienced stock trader pocketed over $200K of investor's money, feds say

A man posing as an experienced stock trader is accused of pocketing nearly a quarter million of an investor’s money for his personal use and making “poor” investment decisions with ... Read more »

Who is Frankie Bridge? The Saturdays singer starring on I'm a Celebrity

Frankie Bridge is one of the contestants competing on the latest series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! The 32-year-old singer-songwriter, born Francesca Sandford, is best known ... Read more »

Omicron renews S.Africa debate on vaccine mandates

© Phill Magakoe South Africa has until now relied on incentives rather than coercion to get people vaccinated The discovery of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has pushed debate over ... Read more »

WHO: Travel bans will not prevent the spread of the omicron variant

The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that general travel bans aimed at preventing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus will not be effective. Several countries have introduced ... Read more »

'Law is quite clear that Shell now needs environmental authorisation under Act'

© Provided by 702 © aoosthuizen/123rf.com A legal challenge to stop Shell from starting its planned seismic survey off the Wild Coast began in the Makhanda High Court on Wednesday. ... Read more »

'Law & Order: SVU' Alum Jamie Gray Hyder on Her Abrupt Exit and New Hallmark Christmas Movie (Exclusive)

© ET Law & Order: SVU alum Jamie Gray Hyder is putting on her ballet shoes for her new Hallmark holiday film, Sugar Plum Twist. Dropping Thursday on the network’s streaming service, ... Read more »

LoR reveals Kennen champion coming in Magic Misadventures

© Provided by Dot Esports Riot Games revealed today that Kennen is the newest Legends of Runeterra champion with solid baseline stats in the upcoming Magic Misadventures expansion.  Scheduled to ... Read more »

Send in the Murlocs is this week's Hearthstone Tavern Brawl

© Provided by Dot Esports In Hearthstone, there’s one universal constant: When you see a Murloc, expect to see more of them. That will certainly be the case in this ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic