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Worldwide Street Federation experiences faults at Cyrus Mistry accident website | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

The report by the worldwide highway security physique suggests making amends on the 70km stretch of NH48.

The Worldwide Street Federation (IRF) has performed a highway security audit on the 70km stretch of Nationwide Freeway 48 the place former Tata Group chairperson Cyrus Mistry and a co-passenger had a deadly crash earlier in September. The portion of NH48 that was investigated lies between Manor, Maharashtra and Achhad, Gujarat.

  • IRF asks all medians on six-lane highways to be closed
  • Additionally asks needed signage to be put up at common intervals

The audit was performed inside per week of the accident by the India chapter of the Geneva-based international highway security physique. The IRF report states that the actual stretch of the freeway lacks correct upkeep, has insufficient key highway markings and has greater than needed gaps within the median.

KK Kapila, president emeritus at IRF, said that the group has advisable speedy and important actions to be taken alongside the route to enhance security and forestall collisions. The suggestions embody including needed highway indicators comparable to velocity restrict warnings earlier than diversions and bridges, warnings of diminished carriageways and towards overtaking, closing medians from the divider, in addition to correct markings to information drivers.

IRF India chapter president Satish Parakh stated the 70km stretch between Manor and Achhad has a number of vehicular and pedestrian underpasses, flyovers, bridges and culverts. He stated it was discovered that on the website the place the deadly crash occurred, there’s an unassuming diversion for the third (outermost) lane, which has been created in an unscientific and non-standard method with out correct indicators and markings.

The IRF has additionally advisable closing off all medians rapidly. As per the usual design, there ought to be no gaps in medians on six-lane highways, in accordance with the report.

The audit was performed after taking needed permission from the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the report has been submitted to the Ministry of Street Transport and Highways (MoRTH), the highway security physique added.

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