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Agra: The 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway, built as a symbol of modern development connecting the Noida industrial hub with Agra — the city of Taj, is now being described as the deadliest road in the country by the families of those who fell victim to speeding on the smooth macadam. Yamuna_Expressway_Toll_Plaza_Delhi_Agra_India

An ambitious project of the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, the eight-lane Expressway was formally opened on August 9, 2012, by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Since its inauguration, there have been 2,194 accidents recorded on the expressway in around 1,000 days.

In reply to an RTI query, the Yamuna Expressway Authority has revealed that there were 319 deaths till July 15 in road accidents. Two major accidents have been reported later.

“So many families have lost their dear ones, but the Expressway Authority continues to overlook speed limits,” K.C. Jain, president of the Agra Development Foundation (ADF), said.

“The Agra Development Foundation filed a public interest petition in Allahabad High Court which directed ADF to give its suggestions to the high-level state committee on Expressway safety for implementation. But so far no action has been initiated by the government.

“We now have no option but to go back to the high court to seek a clear directive to save lives and property,” Jain added.

Rakesh Garg, ADF joint secretary, said most of the vehicles involved in accidents were found to be running above the permissible limit of 100 kmph, as there is no provision to penalize for over speeding.

The laxity on the part of police is proving too costly, he said.

According to the Yamuna Expressway statistics, there were 275 accidents in 2012, it rose to 896 in 2013. There were 771 accidents in 2014. In 2015, there have been 252 accidents till mid-July with the toll standing at 319.

The Central Road Research Institute had sent its recommendations on March 4 and June 4, this year. But the concessionaire, JP Infratech Ltd., is yet to act on them. Over-speeding and tyre-bursts have been identified as two main reasons for accidents but no steps have been taken so far to address these.

The ADF and other voluntary groups have now threatened to stage protest demonstrations and approach the court if measures were not taken soon to make the Expressway a safe route.

(IANS)

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After Delhi’s Toxic Smog, Air Quality Worsens in Most UP Cities

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

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Issuing a slew of direction as immediate measures to control pollution in Delhi-NCR, the court banned felling of trees, ordered sprinkling of water on roads to control dust. Pixabay

Lucknow, November 9, 2017 : After the deadly smog in Delhi, the hazardous weather conditions have hit the state of Uttar Pradesh with various cities recording dangerously poor air quality, officials said on Thursday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been noted as the worst in the state in the past 24-hours.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

The air quality in the state capital is worst in Lalbagh where the average AQI is 463, which was very close to that in Noida in the last 24-hours, an official told IANS.

Following this, on he lines of Delhi, the district administration in Noida has ordered closure of all schools from nursery to Class 8 till November 10.

The AQI in Moradabad is 439, Noida (469), Lucknow (430), Agra (394) and Ghaziabad (372).

Due to the smog that has descended on most parts of the state, as many as 17 persons have been killed in road accidents across the state in the last 24 hours, police said. (IANS)

 

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Many voters in Noida couldn’t find their names in the Voter list

More than 2000 complaints of names missing from the voter list were made on the helpline number

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Noida, February 11, 2017: There was evident enthusiasm among voters in Noida which went to the polls in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, but many felt disappointed after finding their names missing from the voters list.
The constituency abutting Delhi recorded voter turnout of 58.18 percent.
The triangular contest here is between BJP’s Pankaj Singh, the son of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Samajwadi Party’s Sunil Choudhary and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Ravikant Mishra.
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Sabhajit Yadav, an auto driver who lives in Sector 8, said he was very disappointed on not finding his name in the voters list.
“My name was missing from the list. An Anganwadi worker came to my house to get the names verified. But when I went to cast my vote, they said my name was not in the Election Commission record,” Yadav told IANS.
“We have been living here for more than 30 years. How is it possible that my name is not there on the list while my daughter’s and my wife’s names are there,” he added.
A polling agent of Samajwadi Party in Sector 11 said there were complaints from a large number of people about their names being missing. An agent of the BJP in the area also seconded him.
Richa Bala, who came to the polling booth at Ghijor village, said that she had voted in the 2014 Lok Sabha election but was unable do so in this election.
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Bala’s friend, who was accompanying her, said she had called the prescribed toll number to lodge a complaint and got to know that 2,000 such complaints had already been made.
Lalita, who runs a shop at Ghijor village, also rued that she could not vote.
“I have been casting my vote here for the past 25 years. This time my name is missing from the list. My husband’s name is there, but not mine,” she said.
A booth level officer at Ghijor said they could not help those whose names were missing.
“If a person’s name is there at multiple places, it gets deleted. People have to take care that they are properly registered at one address only,” he said.
Contacted, Kumar Vineet, Additional District Magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar, said that the list was publicised many times.
He said people whose names are missing might not have checked the list.
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“There could be many reasons. They should have verified their names in the voters list before the elections,” Vineet told IANS.
Roads in Noida wore a deserted look on Saturday due to holiday to enable people to vote.
Some voters did not hesitate to express their preferences.
“BJP is in power at the Centre. If they come to power in the state, there will be development here as well. Law and order situation is not good in Uttar Pradesh,” said Rakesh Bhandari, a resident of Sector 11, who works in a telecom office.
“I think there is a contest between the BSP and BJP,” he added.
Another voter, Kailash Mandal, a resident of Sector 17, said: “It is a contest between Samajwadi Party and BJP here in Noida. The BSP is a bit down.”
“There is hope that Sunil Choudhury will win. He is an old candidate from Noida. With BSP contesting this time, BJP will lose votes,” Mandal added. (IANS)

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Alarmed by rising road accidents, Modi wants cashless treatment

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New Delhi: Shocked over one fatality every four minutes in road accidents in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government will soon implement a road safety policy and cashless treatment for accident victims.

In his monthly ‘Maan Ki Baat’ radio programme, Modi said: “The statistics on road accidents in our country are shocking. There is an accident every minute. And… there is a death every four minutes.”

In view of this, the government would soon introduce a Road Transport and Safety Bill in parliament and work to implement the National Road Safety Policy and a Road Safety Action Plan, he said.

The prime minister said there would soon be a nationwide toll free number 1033 to provide information on accidents across the country.

Official statistics show 15 to 16 people in road accidents in the country every hour or nearly 380 every day. The daily toll includes 16 children.

A total of 137,000 people became road accident victims in 2013.

The prime minister also said that development of the country’s northeast was not possible with officials sitting in Delhi. He vowed to depute officials to the region to find solutions to problems faced by the people.

“Is it possible to develop the northeast while sitting in Delhi? No. Officials will visit and see how it is to be done.

“The DoNER (Development of Northeastern Region) ministry has taken a significant decision to send teams of central government officials to the northeast and hold week-long camps there,” he said.

The ministry is responsible for planning, executing and monitoring the central government’s development schemes in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Sikkim and Meghalaya.

“These teams will hold camps in districts and villages, meet local officials, people’s representatives and citizens. They will listen to their problems and help the government to find their solutions.”

In his talk, Modi praised efforts made towards keeping India clean.

He congratulated government officials from Harda district in Madhya Pradesh for their ‘Malyudh’ (a sanitation programme).

“They have given a new meaning to ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’. A brother gifting his sister a toilet on ‘Raksha Bandhan’, and the one who does so becoming ‘brother number one’ has given a new direction to the (cleanliness) mission,” he said.

Speaking on issues like electricity, Modi said his government was committed to providing power to all villages.

“Whatever facilities are provided in cities, similar facilities are required for people in villages too if we have to develop our nation,” he said.

Modi also expressed concern that fewer students were taking up science at the higher education level.

“Out of 100 only one or two students take up science. It’s a cause of concern,” the prime minister said, adding that students must be encouraged to study the subject.

To mark Kargil Day on July 26, Modi paid tributes to soldiers killed in the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan.

“Each and every Indian soldier fought bravely. I pay my respects to the soldiers who … fought for the country,” he said Baat” radio programme.

“The Kargil battle was not just fought on the borders… Every village, city and town made a contribution.”

(IANS)

2 responses to “Alarmed by rising road accidents, Modi wants cashless treatment”

  1. Cancel road accidents

    Canceling road accidents is not Difficult to do because a similar system currently works in the agricultural sector.

    Agricultural system is more complex than necessary to the traffic system.

    So you can run the traffic system immediately.

    I’m talking about using Precision Farming to Solve problems in Traffic.

    Mathematical examination of the passage shows that the Precision traffic less complex than Precision Agriculture from the known rule that in the surface there are infinite lines.

    The Precision traffic system educates and instills a driving culture.

    Precision traffic system reduces the time length of learning to dimensions of months.

    Form of education in the proposed system is similar to addition of endless of traffic policemen.

    The system works on the basis of personal mentoring.

    Any errant driver will be assigned a “policeman mentor”.

    The policeman will be a virtual policeman but will be fully present.

    “Big Brother Effect” will be treated thoroughly and virtual cop appears only when the driver goes to offense .

    The privacy of citizens will be preserved carefully. Drivers driving according the law will not be recorded and will not be documented.

    I have the unpleasant feeling that we can save thousands of people a year and do not rescuers.

    That Related to thousands injured people and considerable financial losses.

    Today it is possible to run a small order of tens of vehicles to demonstrate feasibility.

    All the tools are exist but are not used.

    The system will help to the police identify speeders and it will help law to enforcement and reducing vulnerability to life and property.

    This understanding is the educational way that cause to drivers to not breaking the law and operate under the law and the roads conditions.

    Precision Traffic based on Precision Farming provides a solution that includes all areas of driving and most important is education drivers.

    Precision Traffic Can be used as a Driving Teacher, a Driving guide, as accompanied a driving, as a driving mentor, and policeman and judge . The report would be sent directly to the driver at the address listed at the DMV.

    Unfortunately to keep a distance not sufficient a warning, the driver must slow down and increase the distance from the vehicle in front. Maintaining the appropriate distance depends on the will of the driver in another language and education.

    No deterrence without punishment!

    I’ll go to any place and to any forum to explain the proposed system and answer questions as needed.

    Precision Traffic

    New approach to traffic management and control of operational use will help the police to enforce traffic offenders and finding all kinds of traffic offenses, here are the details:

    Infractions Car – himself:

    1 – Not wearing a safety belt.

    2 – Low pressure tires.

    3 – Not lighting lights.

    4 – And more.

    Offenses car relation to road:

    1 – Speeding.

    2 – Failure to comply with a stop sign.

    3 – Drive on the white line.

    4 – Unauthorized traffic lane.

    5 – Failure to comply with traffic lights.

    6 – Driving on the traffic island.

    7 – Driving on sidewalks.

    8 – Stopping the car while interfering traffic flow.

    9 – Integration not allowed.

    10– Turning not follow the rules and laws.

    11– And more.

    Car relations offenses – Vehicles: (One to another).

    1 – Not maintaining proper distance between vehicles.

    2 – Dangerous bypass.

    3 – Not to give right of way to integration.

    4 – Overtaking on the right.

    5 – Sudden stop in a busy road without probable cause.

    6 – Hazardous integration to busy road.

    7 – And more.

    Car relations offenses – car to car and road:

    1 – Bypass on crosswalk.

    2 – Not being slow sign and give the right of way.

    3 – Transition from lane to lane in a busy multi-track road

    4 – And more.

    Options:

    1 – Directing traffic from busy roads to others.

    2 – Warning drivers about traffic jams.

    3 – Changing of traffic lights according to traffic volume.

    4 – Learning behaviors and published global conclusions about

    recurring phenomena.

    5 – Characterizing typical behaviors and adapting the

    infrastructure accordingly.

    6 – Study load transportation and disposal conclusions

    accordingly.

    My thanks in advance for any help in promoting the subject.

    E mail: elchanan@agrosif.com

    Mobile: 972-55-2240083

    Regards,

    Elchanan Shochat

  2. Precision traffic

    Canceling road accidents is not Difficult to do because a similar system currently works in the agricultural sector.
    Agricultural system is more complex than necessary to the traffic system.
    So you can run the traffic system immediately.
    I’m talking about using Precision Farming to Solve problems in Traffic.
    Mathematical examination of the passage shows that the Precision traffic less complex than Precision Agriculture from the known rule that in the surface there are infinite lines.
    The Precision traffic system educates and instills a driving culture.
    Precision traffic system reduces the time length of learning to dimensions of months.
    Form of education in the proposed system is similar to addition of endless of traffic policemen.
    The system works on the basis of personal mentoring.
    Any errant driver will be assigned a “policeman mentor”.
    The policeman will be a virtual policeman but will be fully present.
    “Big Brother Effect” will be treated thoroughly and virtual cop appears only when the driver goes to offense .
    The privacy of citizens will be preserved carefully. Drivers driving according the law will not be recorded and will not be documented.
    I have the unpleasant feeling that we can save thousands of people a year and do not rescuers.
    That Related to thousands injured people and considerable financial losses.
    Today it is possible to run a small order of tens of vehicles to demonstrate feasibility.
    All the tools are exist but are not used.
    The system will help to the police identify speeders and it will help law to enforcement and reducing vulnerability to life and property.
    This understanding is the educational way that cause to drivers to not breaking the law and operate under the law and the roads conditions.
    Precision Traffic based on Precision Farming provides a solution that includes all areas of driving and most important is education drivers.
    Precision Traffic Can be used as a Driving Teacher, a Driving guide, as accompanied a driving, as a driving mentor, and policeman and judge . The report would be sent directly to the driver at the address listed at the DMV.
    Unfortunately to keep a distance not sufficient a warning, the driver must slow down and increase the distance from the vehicle in front. Maintaining the appropriate distance depends on the will of the driver in another language and education.
    No deterrence without punishment!
    I’ll go to any place and to any forum to explain the proposed system and answer questions as needed.
    Precision Traffic
    New approach to traffic management and control of operational use will help the police to enforce traffic offenders and finding all kinds of traffic offenses, here are the details:

    Infractions Car – himself:

    1 – Not wearing a safety belt.
    2 – Low pressure tires.
    3 – Not lighting lights.
    4 – And more.

    Offenses car relation to road:

    1 – Speeding.
    2 – Failure to comply with a stop sign.
    3 – Drive on the white line.
    4 – Unauthorized traffic lane.
    5 – Failure to comply with traffic lights.
    6 – Driving on the traffic island.
    7 – Driving on sidewalks.
    8 – Stopping the car while interfering traffic flow.
    9 – Integration not allowed.
    10– Turning not follow the rules and laws.
    11– And more.

    Car relations offenses – Vehicles: (One to another).

    1 – Not maintaining proper distance between vehicles.
    2 – Dangerous bypass.
    3 – Not to give right of way to integration.
    4 – Overtaking on the right.
    5 – Sudden stop in a busy road without probable cause.
    6 – Hazardous integration to busy road.
    7 – And more.

    Car relations offenses – car to car and road:

    1 – Bypass on crosswalk.
    2 – Not being slow sign and give the right of way.
    3 – Transition from lane to lane in a busy multi-track road
    4 – And more.

    Options:

    1 – Directing traffic from busy roads to others.
    2 – Warning drivers about traffic jams.
    3 – Changing of traffic lights according to traffic volume.
    4 – Learning behaviors and published global conclusions about
    recurring phenomena.
    5 – Characterizing typical behaviors and adapting the
    infrastructure accordingly.
    6 – Study load transportation and disposal conclusions
    accordingly.

    My thanks in advance for any help in promoting the subject.

    E mail: elchanan@agrosif.com
    Mobile: 972-55-2240083

    Regards,
    Elchanan Shochat

    Link : http://www.atzuma.co.il/shochat1