Navi Mumbai: Palm Beach Road gets new traffic signal

Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 11:39am IST | Place: Nerul | Agency: DNA
Signal at the junction near Vazirani sports club in Nerul is NMMC's attempt at reducing accidents on this stretch.
  • Nandu Kurne DNA

In an effort to reduce the number of accidents on Palm Beach Road, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) recently installed a traffic signal at the junction near Vazirani sports club in Nerul.

“The junction near the sports club in Nerul, sector 24, is one of the most accident-prone areas on the busy road. Accidents took place frequently at this junction as there was no signal for monitoring the vehicles. The traffic department gave us the proposal a few months ago, following which we have installed a signal at the junction,” said an official from NMMC.

Three persons, including former standing committee chairman and NMMC corporator Dr Jayaji Nath, suffered injuries after two vehicles collided at the junction around two weeks ago.

“Earlier, there was a rumbler strip at the junction for controlling the speed of the vehicles at the junction. However, after the installation of the traffic signal, we have removed it as it no longer required now,” said Vijay Patil, deputy commissioner of police (traffic).

“Palm Beach Road is a popular name among the residents of not only Navi Mumbai but also of Mumbai and other peripheral areas. A huge number of people from these places come here on a joyride over the weekends. We also proposed NMMC to install traffic signal at the T junction of sector 50 and hope they will do it for the safety of the motorists, at the earliest,” Patil said.

“The motorists coming from Belapur have to take a right turn to enter Nerul at the sector 50 junctions. The bylane that goes to Nerul is however, very narrow and it leads to frequent mishaps.
We have also written to the civic body to put divider on the bylane to do away with the accidents,” another traffic official said.

As many as 19 people died in road accidents on Palm Beach Road in 2012. The number has been reduced to five this year.

The killer stretch
Three persons, including former standing committee chairman and NMMC corporator Dr Jayaji Nath, suffered injuries after two vehicles collided at the junction around two weeks ago

As many as 19 people died in road accidents on Palm Beach Road in 2012. The number has been reduced to five in the current year

Accidents took place frequently at this junction as there was no signal for monitoring the vehicles.


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