Soon, 10 ‘black spots’ to be removed from city roads
Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) along with Public Works Department of the Delhi government and the International Road Federation IRF) have chalked out a programme to treat and remove 10 major ‘accident black spots’ identified by the Delhi Traffic Police on priority basis in the Capital.
Delhi Traffic Police has identified and provided a list of ten black spot locations where maximum number of accidents occur, based on data collected during the year 2014. The total number of accident spots identified by Traffic police are 128 in Delhi.
The 10 spots identified by the Delhi Traffic Police include Sarai Kale Khan, Kashmere Gate chowk
(Morigate), Nigam Bodh Ghat, Mukundpur Chowk, Dr Bhahbha Marg crossing, Punjabi Bagh Chowk, ISBT Kashmere gate, Mahipalpur Flyover, Shani Mandir and Shahdara Flyover.
“Black Spots are locations having higher concentration of road accidents. Black Spots can be improved through the application of accident investigation and prevention techniques. This involve scientific analysis of accident data, identifying the nature and cause of accidents, and designing appropriate low cost engineering interventions leading to prevention of such road accidents in the future.
“Implementation of such engineering interventions is a proven method to reduce road accidents and accident severity on Black Spot locations,” said K K Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF), a global body working for safer roads across the globe.