Jamshedpur : Concerned over rising road mishaps at the four lane Tata-Kandra Road that connects steel city with Adityapur in the Seraikela-Kharsawan district, the Seraikela-Kharsawan district police have decided to set up traffic signals.
The police have identified four points on this 15.3 kms-long road, which invites frequent mishaps ever since it was modified into an express lane. Seraikela-Kharsawan SP, Rakesh Bansal said that they have carried survey the points where the light signal posts will be set up.
” We want to make the road safe for the commuters. We have identified four points where the traffic signal posts have to be set up in view of curbing the road mishaps. Having identified the points, we have provided the survey report to the deputy commissioner Gholap Ramesh Gorakh for giving approval,” said Bansal.
The superintendent of police said that now it has to be seen whether the fund for the light signal posts is being provided by the road construction department of the police department. Bansal said they want to bring down the rate of road mishap to a zero level by installing the signal posts and also movable barriers at the points which are considered to be mishap-prone.
Speaking on the movable barriers, Bansal said they have decided to set up them at four points. Located beside the Adityapur industrial hun, the Tata-Kandra Road is considered to be the lifeline of Seraikela-Kharsawan district. Beside about 1,500 industrial units set up along the four-lane, there are huge residential colonies in Adityapur and Gamharia. But due to huge industrial traffic fatal road mishap takes place regularly.
An official said that the Tata-Kandra Road being a four-lane and linking to Seraikela and also Chandil, cars and heavy vehicles continues to ply on the road, causing the local residents to evade for commuting on the road after the evening.
During the past 10 days, over a dozen non-fatal mishaps took place after the sun-set. This apart two two-wheelers, including a scooter were stolen, something which is very rare in Adityapur.
A resident said that the rising cases of road mishaps on Tata-Kandra Road remains matter of great concern. The administration must work out on a mechanism for streamlining the traffic system.
Heavy vehicles coming out of industrial units of Adityapur are the worst offenders. Instead of keeping left and then taking a U-turn after a kilometre or so, these trucks hurtle down the wrong side, facing oncoming traffic and risking the lives of hundreds on two or four-wheelers. A strict vigil must be kept on the movement.