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Regular alerts to commuters on Yamuna E-way

GREATER NOIDA: To minimise recurring road accidents on the 165-km long Yamuna Expressway during foggy conditions, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on Friday said it has decided to provide information related to density of fog on the E-way and other necessary alerts to commuters through Google map.
"We have discussed with officials of Google to start the service at the earliest. The service is expected to get started in the next ten days. Once on the ground, all information related to fog and other weather conditions will be easily provided to the commuters through Google map" said Arun Vir Singh, CEO, YEIDA.
Additionally, the Authority has plans to start a radio channel, which will provide basic information about the expressway to commuters.
A public address system will also be put after every 10 kilometres on the E-way.
YEIDA has also reduced the prescribed speed limit on the E-way from 100 kmph to 60 kmph.
"This is not the permanent speed limit and will depend on the weather conditions," said a senior YEIDA official.
"Over-speeding and bad weather conditions contribute mainly to a number of road fatalities on the E-way. We have decided to implant speed gun and static cameras on the E-way to penalise the offenders of over speeding," added Singh.
He further said that police check posts will be built at all the toll plazas and public facilities as the riders take a halt in the journey there.
"Earlier, we had planned to construct police check posts at both the ends of the E-way. But now, cops will be deployed 24x7 at all the toll plazas and public facilities," Singh added.
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