The Mayor of Agra, Naveen Jain, has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in search of a 12-hour ban on journey on the expressways connecting Agra.
The Mayor mentioned that because of the prevailing climate circumstances and dense fog, accidents have been going down on the expressways at an alarming frequency, inflicting lack of life and property.
He demanded that the site visitors motion ought to be prohibited on the expressways connecting Agra from 8 p.m to eight a.m.
“With the temperature dropping and visibility lowering on the roads due to fog, there have been many street accidents, particularly on the expressways, together with the 165- kilometre Yamuna Expressway connecting Agra with Noida, and the 302-kilometre Agra-Lucknow Expressway,” Jain mentioned.
“Site visitors ought to be prohibited on each the expressways from 8 p.m to eight a.m in order that accidents and lack of life at evening, together with these due to fog, might be managed. Dense fog is resulting in a pile-up of autos. Aid work, too, takes a lot time throughout fog. Due to the foggy climate, site visitors shouldn’t be allowed on the expressways at evening,” he mentioned.
Dense fog on Sunday morning had claimed the lifetime of a driver of a bus which rammed right into a stationary truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. Three passengers have been injured within the accident.
On January 14, a bus passenger was killed after dense fog led to a pile-up of autos on the Yamuna Expressway.
Earlier, on January 3, two individuals, together with a driver, have been killed in a street accident on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. It was feared that the bus driver might have fallen asleep on the wheel because the sleeper bus rammed right into a truck round 1 a.m.
On January 1, a bride was charred to loss of life in an accident whereas she was returning in a car along with her husband after providing prayers in Mathura.
On December 22, 5 individuals died after their automotive collided with a truck close to a toll plaza on the Yamuna Expressway.
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