Tyre checking, food joints start on Yamuna e-way
Purusharth Aradhak, TNN | Aug 29, 2012, 12.52AM IST
NOIDA: The Yamuna Expressway operator has decided to make the ride to
Agra safer. After the recent incident of a group pelting stones at
motorists near Agra, patrol vehicles have been increased not only to
keep a tab on notorious people but also errant drivers. Moreover, a
tyre checking drive will be launched so that commuters do not suffer
if their tyres burst or get punctured.
Also, temporary food joints have been started at a couple of toll
plazas on the e-way.
Speaking to TOI, director and CFO in Jaypee group, Sachin Gaur, said,
"We have noticed that tyres burst or get punctured if they are old or
due to overspeeding. A camp will be organized at zero point, where not
only vehicles tyres will be checked but drivers will also be educated
about what safety measures should be taken on the expressway."
"While we are talking with tyre company professionals, roadside repair
assistance will be provided by 'service on wheels' that we will
introduce soon," Gaur added.
While opening of food plazas along the expressway is going to take at
least one more month, temporary eating joints have started at Jewar
and Mathura toll plazas. Apart from snacks, mineral water, cold drink
and juices will also be available at the food joints.
Recently, a major mishap was averted after a notorious group pelted
stones on commuters on the expressway near Agra. "The 165km-long
expressway falls under the jurisdiction of 15 police stations in five
districts of Uttar Pradesh. We have increased the security and asked
the police to increase patrolling and visibility on the expressway to
avert such incidents," Gaur added.
The expressway operator feels that experience and suggestions of
commuters will help them a lot for planning safety and security of the
road users. "Suggestion from the public are very important to us.
Hence, we are going to launch a section on the Yamuna Expressway's
official website where we will invite the public to give their views
on how to make the expressway safe and secure," Gaur said. source