Pune District Administration Calls For Action Plan To Reduce Accidents At 39 Black Spots

Pune District Administration Calls For Action Plan To Reduce Accidents At 39 Black Spots

Pune District Administration Calls For Action Plan To Reduce Accidents At 39 Black Spots

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11 July, 2024

The committee led by the Pune District Collector is in charge of overseeing dangerous areas on the roads and recommending actions to lower the risks in those spots. District Collector Suhas Diwase has instructed all stakeholder agencies to address 39 identified dangerous spots in Pune district. As per the guidelines from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the Indian Road Congress, a road section of 500 meters where five or more accidents resulting in fatalities or serious injuries occurred in the last three years is labeled as a ‘black spot.’

The committee led by the District Collector is responsible for overseeing dangerous areas on the roads and recommending actions to reduce risks in those spots. The Pune district administration has pinpointed 39 black spots based on police information for this year. During the recent meeting of the district road safety committee on Wednesday, Diwase instructed all involved agencies to devise lasting solutions for these spots.

As per a statement from the district administration, Diwase emphasized the importance of developing action plans specifically for these black spots to lower accidents. He mentioned that data on frequent accident sites would be gathered to evaluate the impact of intervention measures. The Public Works Department, National Highways Authority of India, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, and municipal corporations will work together to enhance road conditions and implement both short-term and long-term safety strategies, as stated by Diwase.

The departments involved will carry out tasks like putting in rumble strips, signs, road markings, pedestrian crossings, blinkers, and reflectors as a part of the project. In the upcoming three months, road markings, pedestrian crossings, zebra crossings, and side strips will be painted. The National Highways Authority of India will allocate funds for safety measures on highways, including establishing rest stops and restrooms.

Diwase pointed out that Pune city has a higher rate of two-wheeler and pedestrian accidents compared to other regions. He instructed the traffic police to enforce regulations rigorously and guarantee the efficient implementation of safety measures. Additionally, he mentioned that the National Highways Authority of India will set up traffic signals and signs at Chandni Chowk. The concerned departments will conduct routine checks on vehicles used for student transportation and their drivers, as stated by Diwase.

Having individuals like Pune city traffic DCP Rohidas Pawar, Public Works Department superintendent engineer Bappa Bahir, National Highways Authority of India’s Yogeshwar D, Pune Municipal Corporation traffic planner Nikhil Mizar, and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation’s deputy engineer M D Kajrekar in attendance highlights the seriousness and collaborative effort being put into improving road safety in the region.