Now, e-Challans for Changing lanes: Noida Traffic Police to crackdown on offenders as Smog sets in

Saurabh Kumar

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Greater Noida (30/10/18) : The Noida traffic police took concern of the traffic rules violation conducted by vehicles changing lanes on the Noida-greater Noida Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway, and will now penalize violators heavily.

The offenders will be identified with the help of CCTV cameras. This action has come to prevent the increasing number of accidents on the expressway as well as out of concern of the dense smog that will reduce visibility on the expressway during winters.

The officials said that while lanes, especially for heavy commercial vehicles, have been marked on both the expressways, vehicles are often seen changing lanes, making the stretch dangerous for other commuters.

“There are several images which the cameras have captured of buses and trucks changing lanes on the expressway. So far, we had been penalising vehicles only for speeding but now those changing lanes will also be fined under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act,” an official said.

The CCTV cameras on the Yamuna Expressway were automated on Monday to include lane-changing penalties in the system. E-challans were handed at the Jewar toll plaza Monday to 12 buses, nine heavy commercial vehicles and 21 medium commercial vehicles. Similar changes will soon be made on CCTV cameras at Noida-greater Noida expressway.

“The weather is going to worsen, with increased fogs during winter. Hence it becomes essential we take strict action against offenders for the safety of all commuters,” official said.

The move comes two days after an accident on the expressway led to the death of Munger MP Veena Devi’s son. Officials said it was noted that most accidents on the expressway were caused by drivers suddenly changing lanes.

Traffic officials said it has been suggested that crash barriers as well as rolling barriers be installed along the expressway to prevent accidents and reduce the impact after a crash.

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