Mail News Service
Jamshedpur : A loaded dumper overturned on the Jugsalai-Station Road under Jugsalai thana area on Thursday morning. No one was injured in the mishap, but the road remained blocked for over three hours.
The mishap took place near the turning of railway over-bridge close to Ghoda Chowk at about 10.40 am. The Jugsalai-Station Road was blocked.
OC, Jugsalai police station, Ramji Mahtosaid that dumper overturned as it was at a high speed while negotiating a turn. The No-entry time start from 6. am till 10.30 am, again from 12 am till 2.30 pm and finally from 5 pm till 11 pm.
East Singhbhum district transport officer, Dinesh Kumar Ranjan said that there is a speed-limit norms to remain effective inside the city and no commercial vehicle can ply beyond 40 kmsp.
Lack of required technology to nail speed demons is proving futile for East Singhbhum district administration.
Meanwhile, an official said: “We had conducted a comprehensive survey of the entire city recently. Based on the area-wise survey report, we have fixed the speed limits. But the riders are flouting the orders. The vehicle drivers found violating the speed-limit will be prosecuted and even forwarded to the jail.
In the last one decade the rise of vehicles particularly, two wheelers have registered manifold increase with each family possessing at least, two-wheeler on an average in city periphery. However, the darker side of the picture is that annually above thousand road accidents are taking place in the city and four to five accidents (including small and moderate accidents) daily on an average in which more than 100 odd people are losing their lives.
The danger mishap prone zones identified by the district administration are road stretch between Golmuri roundabout – Slag Road, Bistupur-Staton Road, Mango-Dimna Road, Sitaramdera bus stand to Bhuiyandih roundabout and Subernarekha Link Road to Mango bridge.
“Though over the years the police have adopted modern technology but they still lack speed tracking cameras or ANPRC but so far the city police do not have any of these equipment. In the absence of proper technology one cannot prosecute a speeding vehicle as it cannot be legally established in the court of law. We cannot judge speed correctly merely by eye estimation,” said the former police official.
DSP traffic Jamshedpur, Shivendrathough admitted of lack of technology to detect speed demons but tried to put up a brave front. “We admit that we do not have the technology to catch or prosecute speed demons. However, that does not mean that speed restrictions should not be imposed in city in view of the rise in road mishaps,” he noted.