After Yamuna Expressway accident, CM Yogi Adityanath orders formulation of new safety plan
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to prepare and implement a new plan to ensure safety on travellers on these expressways.
In a bid to check gruesome accidents on Yamuna and Lucknow-Agra Expressways, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to prepare and implement a new plan to ensure safety on travellers on these expressways. Recently, a bus mishap took place on Lucknow-Agra Expressway, claiming 29 lives, injuring over 10 people critically.
The Chief Minister had formed three-member committee to probe the incident. The panel that probed into the bus accident on Monday has stated that the mishap occurred because the bus was over-speeding and the driver dozed off, said an IANS report.
After receiving the report, Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with state Transport Minister Swatantra Dev Singh and Principal Secretary, Transport, Aradhana Shukla on Tuesday night, and reportedly ordered formulation of a new safety plan for the expressways.
The Chief Minister has reportedly asked to fill up all vacancies in the transport department at the earliest, besides asking officials to identify `black spots` and accident prone zones on both the expressways. He also directed that all helpline numbers should be printed on the toll tax slip.
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CM Yogi has reportedly directed that all drivers will be subjected to medical checkups before and after they go on long distance routes. Further, there will be two drivers on all long routes buses so that they can interchange their duties along the route.
Notably, the three-member committee report has suggested that rumble strips should be set up at regular intervals to put a break on speed.
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