Speed limit on Yamuna e-way to be reduced to 75 kmph

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2023

NOIDA: Anticipating foggy conditions, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) has decided to reduce the maximum speed limit on the expressway from 100kmph to 75kmph for two months starting from December 15.Jaypee Infratech, the concessionaire responsible for the maintenance of the speedway, has been directed to double the number of patrolling vehicles (11), light commercial vehicle cranes (9) and ambulances (6).Sixty-four more cameras will also come up along the 165-km stretch.In a letter on Wednesday, the Authority directed the joint managing director of Jaypee to install speed limit boards at toll plazas and along the main carriageway.Pamphlets related to measures for safe travel in fog should be distributed at the entry/exit, toll plazas, and roadside facilities of the Yamuna Expressway. Announcements should be made through the PA (public announcement) system at all toll plazas, the letter reads.It has also asked to concessionaire to put up better quality reflective tapes and fog lights at entry and exit points. (Currently,) most of the reflective tapes installed on Yamuna Expressway have very low reflection, due to which there remains darkness on the expressway. In view of the above, accidents may occur on the expressway, the letter adds.Jaypee has been asked to complete the work in three months. The directives were issued after a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Safety Council, which was presided over by the chief minister, on December 2 in Lucknow.We also published the following articles recentlyFog cover set to get thicker: Watch out on expresswaysThe nights could turn colder with a fresh extratropical storm developing over the western Himalayan region. On Sunday, light rain was observed in parts of the city, while the maximum temperature remained below the seasons average. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts light to moderate rain at isolated places on Monday. The IMD also warns about dense to very dense fog in isolated pockets across Haryana and issues a yellow alert for the next two days in the state.Noida proposes a 28km road to ease travel on expresswayThe Noida Authority plans to construct a 28km road to ease travel on Noida Expressway. The new route will skirt the Noida-Greater Noida expressway, which will experience increased traffic once the Noida airport becomes operational. The Authority CEO formed a committee to conduct a feasibility study of the alternative route and collaborate with the irrigation department and NHAI. The detailed project report will be sent to the UP government for funding decisions. The plan aims to unclog the Noida expressway and is complemented by other mobility projects including a Delhi Metro route and the Chilla elevated road.MCD looks to boost its toll tax mop-up from 124 plazasThe Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is hiring a new agency to manage toll plazas at the citys borders, aiming to increase revenue from toll tax collection. MCD has formed a committee to assess factors such as the number of commercial vehicles entering Delhi and has set the reserve price at Rs 847 crore annually. The toll contractors current term will end in 2024, and MCD expects to generate at least Rs 17.5 crore per week after the new agency is allotted. The standing committees approval is required before finalizing the rates.

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