Chandigarh, Mar 15 : Haryana Police has decided to install a network of Speed Radars, Automatic Number Plate Readers (ANPRs) and Cameras on 187km stretch of NH-44 (passing through five districts of Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat) which will be connected to a Centralized Control Room to initiate a crack down on dangerous driving, over speeding and unsafe lane changing.
While stating this here on Sunday, Additional Director General of Police, (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said that a blue print to this effect was prepared at a brainstorming session on the road safety held under the chairmanship of Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava during the observance of 31st National Road Safety Week-2020 across the State.
"As the repeated violation of speed limit leading to more crashes and injuries, the installation of proven speed detection devices and speed detection cameras systems will certainly help in minimizing loss of human lives in road accidents. Such path breaking initiatives under the visionary approach of DGP Mr Yadava will certainly help in further minimizing the road accidents and fatalities on this highway in particular and in entire state in general," he added.
As part of the National Road Safety Week, Mr Virk said that Haryana Police has also undertaken several initiatives including special awareness drives, workshops and seminars to highlight and emphasize the need for road and traffic safety across the State in the month of January 2020. During the week long programme, State Police along with traffic volunteers has made people aware of traffic rules for road safety.
Describing the road safety is an important topic for road users including the pedestrians, Mr Virk said that police personnel had conveyed the message on road safety to people and requested their contribution to bringing down accidents on roads which is a matter of grave concern in the entire nation. During the road safety week, which was continued up to January 17, 2020, the ADGP said that traffic police teams with the help of volunteers checked and stopped the traffic rule violators and handed roses by stressing upon to follow the traffic rules. To positively encourage two-wheeler riders to wear helmets, police also donated helmets and briefed them on the importance of wearing helmets for their safety.
In addition, reflectors have also been pasted on heavy or light vehicles. A total of 115 road safety awareness programmes have been conducted by the Police, Mr Virk added. The other important events conducted included educating the road users on road safety aspects, imparting first aid training to traffic officials, eye sight check up of drivers, blood donation camps, organisation of road safety quiz competition in schools and colleges and others. A total of 53 challans of over speeding, 776 of wrong parking and 26 challans of drunken driving were also issued to traffic offenders during checking. (UNI)