October 9, 2020 1:12:13 am
Plenty of minor accidents as a consequence of rash driving contained in the newly-inaugurated Atal Tunnel at Rohtang have prompted the Himachal Pradesh Police to deploy groups of site visitors personnel inside and close to the tunnel.
According to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officers, many individuals utilizing the tunnel have been indulging in overspeeding and negligent driving. “Minor accidents are occuring on virtually a day by day foundation. On Thursday, three such accidents happened. There has been no harm or severe harm in any of those accidents, they usually’re largely restricted to dents in autos. It often occurs throughout overtaking or overspeeding, or when a car all of a sudden involves a halt,” stated a BRO official.
He stated that there was additionally an accident on the highway resulting in the tunnel’s south portal on Wednesday, when a truck fell on a parked automotive.
The Kullu police stated that they’ve deployed 35 police personnel inside and close to the tunnel to examine site visitors violations. “Seven autos had been challaned for overspeeding on Wednesday and three on Thursday. The police try to make sure that there’s no overspeeding, overtaking, rash driving or pointless stopping of auto contained in the tunnel,” stated a police official. Personnel from the Lahaul-Spiti police have additionally been deployed on the northern aspect of the tunnel.
“As stories of mad rush to newly inaugurated tunnel, accidents and rash driving trickle in, must outline and implement tunnel acceptable behaviour, extra like Covid acceptable behaviour or Metro compliant conduct,” tweeted former western military commander Lt Gen KJ Singh.
Earlier, the engineering marvel, which has now turn into a vacationer hotspot, had reported three accidents in three days after its inauguration October three by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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