Special paint for fog-safe roads

December 5, 2013


GURGAON: The deputy commissioner has asked the city’s civic agencies to use thermoplastic paint for lane markings on all major roads to help vehicles stick to their lanes and prevent accidents on days with dense fog this winter.

In a meeting on road safety at Mini Secretariat on Wednesday, deputy commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi said, “On roads which are less than 25 ft wide, the curves need to be highlighted by lane-markings and reflectors.”

Reflectors should be installed on the dividers and radium tapes wound around the trees on roads, so that they are easily visible to the commuters, he said. “The officers concerned must take the forest department’s permission to remove trees if any before widening a road,” said Vidyarthi.

Concerned about the defaced and misspelt sign boards in the city, the deputy commissioner asked the concerned authorities to get them rectified. He also asked the concerned agency to get all dysfunctional streetlights in the city repaired.

To ensure that school buses follow the safety guidelines issued by the Supreme Court, Vidyarthi asked the secretary, Regional Transport Authority, Dalbir Singh and district education officer Vandana Gupta to start a drive in cooperation with the traffic police. He also directed the city schools to display bus routes on notice boards.



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