Safety & vigilance triumph on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway | Azad Times

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Bengaluru: The Bengaluru-Mysuru National Highway, formerly known as the “Highway of Death,” has undergone a remarkable transformation. Thanks to the proactive efforts of law enforcement agencies, accidents on this route have significantly decreased. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the renovated highway in March of this year, turning it into a safer and more efficient route for commuters traveling between Bengaluru and Mysuru.
Bengaluru-Mysuru National Highway had a notorious reputation, earning the grim nickname due to various problems like overspeeding vehicles and insufficient signage. This alarming situation resulted in a significant increase in accidents and fatalities, sparking a nationwide discussion. However, with a resolute commitment to change the narrative, the police have implemented stringent measures to improve safety and reduce accidents. The outcomes of their endeavors are now clearly visible.
The decline in fatalities is striking, with a consistent decrease in the number of deaths each month. In May, there were 29 fatalities in accidents, followed by 28 in June, 8 in July, and 6 in August. Alok Kumar, the ADGP of the Road and Safety Department, took to social media to share this positive news, attributing the reduction in accidents to the unwavering efforts of the police force. The police adopted a comprehensive approach to enhance safety on the highway, which included banning two-wheelers and agricultural vehicles, implementing strategic road diversions, installing essential signage, and deploying advanced CCTV cameras with state-of-the-art technology.
These endeavors have produced concrete outcomes, with a significant decline in the number of fatalities. In May, the state recorded 1,094 accident-related deaths, which decreased to 965 in June, 807 in July, and 795 in August. While there are noticeable improvements along the highway, ADGP Alok Kumar highlighted that rural areas and Tumkur continue to experience a higher rate of accidents, underscoring the necessity for ongoing vigilance and safety initiatives in these regions.
The transformation of the once perilous Bengaluru-Mysuru National Highway into a safer route stands as a testament to the dedication of law enforcement agencies and underscores the vital role of proactive measures in ensuring the safety of motorists and commuters.

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