Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi has directed the Higher Mohali Space Improvement Authority (GMADA) to discover a answer to straighten out the lethal curve on the Airport Highway close to Mata Sundri gurdwara in Sector 70, officers stated.
As per a report, at the least 100 accidents have occurred on the stated stretch and 12 folks have misplaced their lives ever because the street has been constructed.
As per the officers aware about the matter, chief minister Channi has additionally approached Baba Balbir Singh, the chief of Budha Dal that runs the gurdwara, to chalk out an answer.
The curve has been tagged as a ‘black spot’ contemplating the big variety of accidents happening there. On the time of the Airport Highway building, a portion of land was not launched by the gurdwara arrange by a selected sect head, forcing the federal government to construct the street with an ‘S’ curve.
Nevertheless, Baba Balbir Singh stated, “Now we have not acquired any such proposal from any authority. However as soon as we get it, we are going to look into it.”
Further chief administrator of GMADA, Damanjit Singh Mann stated, “We’re planning to straighten out the curve, however the talks with the gurdwara authorities might be held at larger degree.”
Space councillor Sukhdev Singh Patwari had written a letter to GMADA, suggesting to allot land to the gurdwara authorities some other place. He even laid out a design for straightening of the street.
In line with the information supplied by the Mohali police, the Airport Highway has seen round 300 deadly accidents this yr, at the least 100 of which happened at this explicit curve whereby 12 lives have been misplaced.
Former government engineer NS Kalsi stated it’s doable to straighten the street by developing a brand new stretch on authorities land in Sector 77, reverse to the present curve. “When the street was being constructed, we had warned GMADA that the curve will show deadly, however to no avail. Now, it is without doubt one of the most accident-prone spots in Mohali,” he added.
In April 2019, Punjab visitors adviser Navdeep Asija, 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’s not pedestrian and cyclist-friendly.