Rumble strips on Airport Road killer spot

Aimed at slowing down vehicles | Reflectors to be installed soon

Rumble strips on Airport Road killer spot

Three-inch-high rumble strips have come up on Airport Road in Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky

Mohali, January 8

Rumble strips have come up on both sides of the S-curve near Sector 70 to slow down vehicles on this killer spot on Airport Road. Signage near the rumble strip has been installed and reflectors will also be installed soon. As of now, a traffic cop has been deputed at the spot to keep an eye on speeding vehicles.

Woman, daughter were crushed to death

The action followed after a 43-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter of Bathinda were crushed to death under a tipper at this stretch on December 4.

SP (Traffic), Mohali, Gurjot Singh Klaer said, ‘’I had submitted a report to the GMADA Chief Engineer about this spot and he acted immediately to make it a safe stretch. It is a joint effort of the Mohali traffic police and GMADA.

The action followed after a 43-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter of Bathinda were crushed to death under a tipper at this stretch on December 4. According to the police, the incident took place around 4 pm when the victims were going towards Kharar from Sohana on their scooty. At a sharp curve near Mata Gujri Gurdwara, a major black spot on Airport Road, a sand-ladden tipper hit their two-wheeler, following which they lost control and fell on the road.

The Tribune had highlighted the issue, ‘Fatalities on rise, Airport Road turns motorists’ nightmare’, on December 8.

The 17.5-km stretch of Airport Road connecting the Mohali-Kharar road with the Zirakpur-Patiala road has more than 10 black spots which snuff out lives recurrently. Frequent users of this road aver that there are design flaws in the curves near the Sohana gurdwara.

Civil engineers are of the view that the fatal curves need to be straightened with widening of the road, but the district administration and GMADA have been unable to persuade all stakeholders. — TNS

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