Kolkata: Kolkata Visitors Police has determined to make use of cutting-edge expertise to place a brake on rushing on flyovers and bridges which have witnessed a number of accidents this 12 months. Police has both put in newest cameras or deployed part-time speed-reading cameras and laser velocity weapons at a number of such bridges.
Howrah bridge has turned the most recent to get a speed-camera signage — on the Howrah station-bound flank finish. It is a spot the place, cops claimed via knowledge, that buses attempting to finish their journeys on time usually overspeed. Such a facility is already present on Maa flyover and AJC Bose flyover.
“The goal is to cease buses and personal automobiles from out of the blue rushing in the direction of the down slope. If this occurs, probabilities of accidents at all times are typically larger. Up to now one month, we noticed such accidents on Vidyasagar Setu the place vehicles ended up hitting two-wheelers. On Durgapur bridge, a non-public automotive hit a bicyclist and on Brabourne Street flyover, a bus ran over a person. We’ve drawn a conclusion from expertise that automobiles stay alert when such boards are set as much as report velocity. There’s a worry that they may get prosecuted in the event that they overspeed,” stated an officer.
DC (Visitors) Arijit Sinha stated there was a dynamic course of of selecting the spot to arrange cameras. “Our precedence areas get modified in accordance with floor realities and our inside surveys. As of now, we’re eager on reducing down highway accidents on flyovers. Recording the velocity of automobiles, particularly on bridges, is essential,” stated DC Sinha.
Motorists, nonetheless, questioned if these velocity signage have been “overdoing” issues. “Even when driving round 40km/hr, these are sending out alert signage,” questioned one motorist.
Cops stated they’d recognized the spots from the place bikes get “unrestricted entry to flyovers with none checks”. “We’ve knowledgeable Lalbazar that we’d like entry management at these factors. We wish strict entry management on Backyard Attain and Lake flyovers,” stated an officer.