Drop in accidents on Mysore Road

Sanjana Raina

Bangalore, Sept 14, 2017: Fatal and non-fatal accidents on the Bangalore-Mysore highway (NH-275) have decreased.

Kumbalagudu police station data indicates that there has been a 46 percent decline in fatal accidents this year as compared to last year. Non-fatal accidents, too have declined by 36 percent in the first eight months of this year as compared to the same period last year.

“This year there has been a decrease in accidents as we have increased safety measures such as zebra crossing, and cat eyes. There is every day checking in the night also,” said Srinivas Head Constable (Kumbalgodu).

Some people attribute this drop in accidents to the shifting of liquor outlets. “This year I have seen less accidents as compared to earlier as liquor shop on the road have been closed now,” said Narayan Dev, a shopkeeper in Kumbalgodu.

Naseera, a resident of Kumbalgodu for the past 15 years said, “Zebra crossing and foot over bridge has made it easier for us and especially for children to cross the road. Earlier it was very dangerous for us due to this accidents have also declined.”

Rajshekar, Police Constable said, “From past three months I am on duty near Kumbalgodu bus stop and I make sure pedestrian are able to cross the road easily and there is no accident there.”

For fatal accidents, under Indian Penal Code Section 304-A, whosoever causes the death of any person by rash driving or negligent act, shall be punished with imprisonment with two years, or with a fine. Punishments for non-fatal accidents come under Indian Penal Code Section 279.

“No human should die in the accident, that’s why we have taken the measures,” said Bhaskara V, Police Sub-Inspector.

Data of accidents decline on Mysore Road .


Wine shops closed on Mysore Road.










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