The district police have recognized 53 accident-prone spots, together with 18 on the nationwide highways, in Vellore.
The police have began to erect metal barricades at choose accident-prone spots particularly on the Chennai-Bengaluru freeway (NH 48) and Chittoor-Cuddalore freeway.
The Bengaluru freeway between Inexperienced Circle and Perumugai, a border village that connects Vellore with Ranipet by way of Arcot, has witnessed at the least three accidents within the final fortnight.
Rash driving and jaywalking are stated to be causes for the accidents. “We’re specializing in spots the place accidents happen primarily throughout night rush hours between 5 p.m and eight p.m,” stated S. Rajesh Kannan, SP (Vellore).
Of the entire 257 accidents that occurred within the district since January, 60 individuals misplaced their lives. Most of those accidents occurred on the highways throughout night rush hour. To stop accidents, the police carried out a examine together with VIT College just lately the place it was discovered that 53 spots within the district are accident susceptible. A sequence of steps have been urged within the report to stop accidents.
At current, round 460 km within the district are coated below police patrolling day by day. Of those, the Chittoor freeway between Poonnai and Christianpet close to Katpadi is the longest, with a distance of 52 km, adopted by the Bengaluru freeway (32 km).
Extra police personnel have been deployed on the highways to stop rash driving. Every accident-prone spot, particularly throughout night hours, is manned by at the least two policemen. Pace detectors have additionally been put in on the highways.
A lot of the accident-prone spots are below CCTV surveillance, that are related to the management room at SP workplace. A reside knowledge feed from the cameras are additionally offered to the management room for real-time monitoring.
The present site visitors modifications, which have been in place since final September, round Inexperienced Circle under the elevated Bengaluru freeway additionally helps to ease site visitors movement in Vellore city.