Roadways

New traffic system on Agra-Lucknow e-way soon

LUCKNOW: India’s longest expressway between Lucknow and Agra will have a state-of-the-art traffic management system.

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet in its meeting on Sunday is likely to pass a proposal to install the most advanced system to manage traffic and minimise the number of accidents on Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

agra-lucknow-eway-nhTo be chaired by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the cabinet is also likely to clear the proposal for leasing out of tourism department’s hotels and motels to private operators; setting up of a state university in Ballia and skill development institute in Lucknow; increasing production capacity of sugar mills and issuing fresh guidelines for the use ‘Vidhayak Nidhi’.

Highly placed sources told TOI that the government was concerned about the rising number of road accidents on the expressways, including the Yamuna Expressway.

Therefore, on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway, it wanted to have advanced traffic management system to check accidents, besides opening up trauma centres with adequate availability of medical ambulances and proper signages. The UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority will hire an international consultant for this system after the cabinet okays it.

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