Mohali in Punjab is becoming an area prone to accidents and over 81 people have lost their lives on Mohali roads in the first 4 months of 2017. This is a huge number.
As per official records that were published by TOI, in the first four months of 2016 there were 53 accidents and now the number has increased to 81.
The Miserable Roads Of Mohali
The roads of Mohali are proving out to be the most dangerous as the number of deaths on the Mohali roads is increasing rapidly. The year 2017 has been a nightmare for the people commuting on Mohali roads.
As per the data, there have been more than 23 deaths on Mohali roads from February 1- February 20, 2017. In an accident which took place at Zirakpur flyover on Friday night, a speeding car hit a vehicle in which 3 labourers were sitting and were killed.
The Deadly Accidents In Punjab
There have been a lot of deadly accidents in Punjab. Some of them are due to the broken roads, some of them are because the driver is drunk or drugged.
One of the most deadly accident was in December 2014 in which two youths were racing in their respective cars and banged their cars into the flyover’s divider. The impact was so bad that their cars entered the opposite lane, hit 2 autorickshaws, a rider and killed eight people.
After this mishap, the DC of Mohali ordered to install CCTV cameras on the flyover and that never happened. As per the local cops, the accident prone areas in Mohali are:
- Sohana Gurudwara
- Balongi Barrier
- Patiala Zirakpur highway
- Mundi Khara
- Roundabout of Phase 7
- Phase 5
One of the reasons for the accidents is human error. The Zirakpur Derabassi stretch witnesses more than 15 accidents in a month. Some other reasons of road accidents are passing of stray animals on the highways, broken roads, street lights are non-functional.
The SSP of Mohali said that there are 30 cops who handle Zirakpur and 10 out of 30 cops are always on duty ensuring a smooth flow of traffic. He said the government needs to make sure that the street lights are functional, the roads are not broken and the stray animals are not crossing the highways as the duty of traffic cops is to only control traffic and punish the traffic violators.
Source: The Times Of India
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