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UP Government Orders Safety Measures For Agra-Lucknow Expressway Ahead Of Opening

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.

IANS | December 20, 2016 8:06 AM | News

UP Government Orders Safety Measures For Agra-Lucknow Expressway Ahead Of Opening

Lucknow: 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.

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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.

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