Southern Ring Road audit identifies safety flaws

The 47-kilometer southern Ring Road connecting Agra Road and Ajmer Road has several flaws . Bikers are spotted crossing the road abruptly from various points in absence of planned median cuts .

Jaipur: According to a recent safety study by experts from Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) and the state government, the 47-kilometer southern Ring Road connecting Agra Road and Ajmer Road has several flaws.In addition, bikers are spotted crossing the road abruptly from various points in the absence of planned median cuts, increasing the chance of accidents.During the safety investigation, the SOS helpline was also discovered to be defunct.According to a senior JDA official, the JDA will soon fix all the deficiencies identified in the experts report.

The risk analysis was carried out by 37 experts, including engineers from consulting firms, highway construction firms, JDA officials, and transportation inspectors.There were 12 groups of three participants, each given 2 kilometers of walking distance.During mornings and evenings, the teams were expected to perform a safety investigation, which the participants completed as part of the course, and submitted a report to the JDA.The Union ministry of road transport and highways has authorized MNIT to conduct a road safety assessment program.