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Noida site visitors cops ask Google to mark ‘accident-prone’ spots on its app-based maps – Hindustan Occasions

Noida site visitors cops ask Google to mark ‘accident-prone’ spots on its app-based maps – Hindustan Occasions

As a part of the Street Security Week, the Noida site visitors police have written to software program firm Google to mark accident-prone or “black” spots on its app-based maps.

Officers mentioned they’re keen to share information about such spots with the tech large in order that accident-prone areas, with different landmarks, could possibly be marked on Google Maps, which might result in security on roads.

“Now we have an inventory of black spots that we are going to share with Google. These might be highlighted on their digital maps, identical to Metro traces or stations, petrol pumps and eating places. Since many individuals use global-positioning system (GPS) now for instructions, it will likely be helpful if commuters can see the black spots from a couple of kilometers forward,” Anil Kumar Jha, superintendent of police (site visitors), mentioned.

He mentioned the transfer can be an instance for different cities whether it is applied in Noida and Better Noida. He added that almost all cities have an inventory of black spots recognized via accident information. All cities may share such information and have them listed on Google Maps in order that commuters are warned of accident-prone stretches earlier than approaching these, Jha added.

“India turned a signatory to the Brasilia Declaration in 2015 and dedicated to decreasing casualties by 50% by 2020. If individuals are made conscious of accident-prone stretches, it will likely be a forewarning to be extra cautious,” Jha mentioned.

A minimum of 11 black spots had been recognized in Noida and Better Noida in 2016. New black spots in Noida are actually going to be recognized quickly and the method will start this month. “We are going to begin the method throughout Street Security Week itself and the primary assembly is scheduled for subsequent week. The regional site visitors workplace, the general public works division and the site visitors police crew will collectively determine the black spots and begin the method of rectifying them,” Jha mentioned.

First Revealed: Feb 11, 2019 15:27 IST

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