Pay Rs 2,000 fine for a halt at undesignated spots on 80-km Yamuna e-way stretch in Mathura district | Agra News


AGRA: Days after a fatal accident claimed lives of three travellers who had halted for refreshment on the roadside at Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway in Mathura’s Mahavan area, police have decided to charge a penalty of Rs 2,000 for a halt at undesignated spots on the 80-km expressway stretch passing through the district.
Superintendent of police (rural) Shireesh Chandra told TOI that those found taking selfies or having food at undesignated spots on the Yamuna Expressway would be fined under the Motor Vehicles Act.
The SP, however, said 40 signage boards and flex banners — 20 each on both sides — of the Agra-Noida would be installed. “The move is aimed at informing people about the distance of the nearest rest area while warning them against stopping mid-way and the risk it poses to their lives,” added the SP.
On October 26, three members of a Gurugram-based family were killed after the car they were travelling in was rammed by another speeding car on the Yamuna Expressway. They had taken a halt on the roadside near milestone 114 in Mathura for refreshment when the accident took place.
Till July 2019, 145 people died and 822 injured in 357 accidents, according to information furnished by the authorities in response to a query filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by Agra-based lawyer Krishna Chand Jain.
According to data available with the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), which manages the expressway, said Jain, in 2018, 659 road accidents claimed 111 lives and left 1,388 people injured, while 146 people died and 1,426 injured in 763 accidents in 2017; 133 died and 1,524 injured in 1,219 accidents in 2016; 142 died and 1,392 injured in 919 accidents in 2015; and, 127 people were killed and 1,335 injured in 771 accidents in 2014.

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