Now, QRRVs for speedy attention to accident victims
A senior official said that the vehicles will also be helpful in responding quickly to victims during fire and building collapse incidents. “Noida has been witnessing major road accidents due to high-speed on its roads and on the Expressway. Due to accidents, hundreds of people are dying. The accidents also have a ripple effect on the traffic. It often happens that victims cannot be saved due to lack of immediate response of rescue teams,” the official said.
“QRRVs will be helpful in immediate evacuation of an accident victim. It often happens that a bad crash results in the victim getting stuck inside the vehicle. It takes time for the rescue teams to reach the spot and cut open the smashed vehicle.
“Thus the QRRVs will be equipped with facilities to provide immediate attention to accident victims. It will also provide medical support and will work like an ambulance to admit victims to nearby hospitals. The vehicle will move 24 hours in the city and on the Expressway,” said the official.
He further added: “We have to discuss the contract terms and conditions with the manufacturing company after which we will finalise the procurement of the two QRRVs,” he added.
QRRV looks like an ambulance van that will be equipped with hydraulic cutters and spreaders, breathing sets, hydraulic ramps, scoop stretchers and other equipment. The QRRV manufactured by Mercedes will cost somewhere between Rs 1 to Rs 1.5 crore.
It may be noted that the city hit headlines after a series of road accidents in the recent past and the 25-kilometre long Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and 165-kilometre long Yamuna Expressway were topping the list.
Considering both the high speed corridors, over 300 deaths have been reported on each of them. Waking up from slumber, the district authorities had decided to man the 25 km-long stretch from Mahamaya flyover to Greater Noida.
The district police have decided to deploy policemen along the route that otherwise remained deserted. To increase police presence, the senior police officials have decided to create police pickets at three points on both sides of the road and have planned to patrol police vehicles during the <g data-gr-id="89">day-time</g> too.
Later, installation of Intelligence Traffic Management System (ITMS) was also ensured on the carriageway.