Lethal ‘S’ curve on Airport Highway in Mohali set to be straightened : The Tribune India


Tribune Information Service

Sanjay Bumbroo

Mohali, March 31

A lethal curve on Airport Highway close to Sector 70 goes to be straightened. Gurdwara Mata Sunder Kaur, which is managed by Budha Dal, has agreed to relocate, paving the best way for straightening of the stretch by the Higher Mohali Space Growth Authority (GMADA).

Based on info, the gurdwara administration has agreed to relocate to a different piece of land to be supplied by GMADA, permitting the event authority to start work to straighten out the killer stretch falling on the street separating Sectors 70 and 77, close to the Sohana gurdwara gentle level.

The curve, which is called a “black spot”, has seen 100 accidents because it was constructed in 2009, resulting in 12 fatalities. Accidents right here type a significant chunk of the general mishaps on 18-km Airport Highway, in accordance with the Mohali police.

Pertinently, a portion of land was not launched by the gurdwara, forcing the federal government to make an “S” curve on the time of the development of Airport Highway.

A senior GMADA official stated they’d now acquired the consent of the gurdwara authority and the shrine can be relocated. He stated a challenge report can be ready for straightening the street within the subsequent two weeks, following which an estimate can be ready and tenders floated. They have been hopeful of finishing the challenge within the subsequent three months, he stated.

After former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had directed GMADA to discover a resolution to the lethal curve, the authority had accepted an alternate web site for the gurdwara in January. Channi had additionally approached Baba Balbir Singh, the chief of Budha Dal that runs the gurdwara, to achieve a consensus.

A number of organisations, together with space councillor Sukhdev Singh Patwari, had written letters to GMADA, suggesting it to allot land to the gurdwara authorities some place else. Patwari had even laid out a design for straightening out the street.

In January final yr, Gurjot Singh Kaler, the then SP, Visitors, Mohali, had ready a report that crash boundaries put in by GMADA had damaged and unlawful cuts had been created by commuters to take a U-turn, risking lives. He had inspected the spot after a lady and her teen daughter have been killed as a sand-laden tipper hit their two-wheeler at this blind curve. He had additional advised some measures, together with set up of mirrors, reflectors and development of velocity breakers, to make the curve safer. The police official had submitted his findings to the GMADA chief engineer. Following this, the police had put in barricades and rumble strips on the street.

In April 2019, Navdeep Asija, Punjab visitors adviser, after conducting a three-dimensional security audit utilizing drones, had revealed main flaws within the design of Airport Highway and said within the report that it was not pedestrian and cyclist-friendly.


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