Safety measures ordered for Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Lucknow, Dec 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday asked the state police, health department and other agencies involved in the Agra-Lucknow Expressway project to ensure adequate security, medical and safety measures in place when it opens for public on December 23.

At a high-level meeting, presided over by Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, it was decided that every 30 km, on both sides of the 302-km long Expressway, a Dial-100 police vehicle and 108 Ambulance would be stationed for any emergencies.

It was also instructed that signages and milestones be put up before the route is thrown open for public use. The Chief Secretary also ordered breath analysers and speed radars to check traffic violators on the Expressway.

Safety on the ambitious project of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav came into focus, after a massive road accident involving senior IAS officer Navneet Sehgal on the expressway, three days before its inauguration on November 21.