Police Personnel, Bystanders Being Trained For First Aid To Accident Victims On 296-km-Long Bundelkhand Expressway
Lucknow/Kanpur, June 20 (TNA) The India chapter of the International Road Federation (IRF-IC) , a global body working for better and safer roads worldwide along with the help of Uttar Pradesh Government as part of its initiative to make highways safe in the country, have started training of police personal for enforcement on the upcoming 296 KM Bundelkhand Expressway likely top be inaugurated in the coming month July this year .
More than 50 policemen including traffic from the police stations of Banda, Mahoba and Jalouri Districts enroute Bundelkhand districts enroute Bundelkhand Expressway are being trained at Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) at Faridabad in Two batches for strict enforcement. The Three day training is taking place under eminent traffic expert Dr Rohit Baluja.
The Bundelkhand Expressway is expected to be the safest Four lane Expressway in the country as it is based on the concept of ‘Forgiving Road’ which has been incorporated in planning and design which are under implementation.
The Four-lane access controlled expressway is being constructed by the nodal agency Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) and being executed by the four private infra majors -Apco Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon, Gawar Construction and Dilip Buildcon. The Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats (ICT), a leading global consultancy organisation is the Authority Engineer for the Supervision of the expressway.
“To make Bundelkhand Expressway safest and a forgiving road in the country with minimal accidents and almost no road fatality, the most desirable design standards have been adopted and are being implemented. The 5E’s of safe road operations including Road Engineering, Vehicular Engineering, Education, Enforcement and Emergency care will be fully catered to along with the construction of the highway” said K K Kapila, Chairman and Managing Director of Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats (ICT), the Authority’s Engineer and also the President Emeritus of Geneva based International Road Federation (IRF) working worldwide for better and safer roads.
“For implementing all Safe Engineering practices in the project, all suitable measures have been taken including latest crash barriers, Design of at-grade and grade separated junctions, appropriate traffic signage, road markings, etc,” said Kapila.