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Accident on Delhi-Meerut Expressway: BTech Student Killed by Car Reversing for 2km in Ghaziabad | Ghaziabad News

GHAZIABAD: A 21-year-old BTech student was struck by a reversing car on NH-9 on Sunday. the accident in Vijay Nagar It comes just a week after six members of a family were killed when their car was struck by a private bus traveling on the wrong end of the adjacent line. Delhi–Meerut Expressway for almost 8 km.

Police identified the young man as Krishnanshu Chaudhary, a resident of Assotech in Crossings Republik.
Police said the car, which was headed for Meerut, was supposed to take the DME, but took the NH-9 instead. When the driver realized the mistake, he had traveled almost 2 km.
“Then, he started reversing the car. The young man, who was driving his scooter, collided with the car at high speed. The driver fled after the accident,” said Anita Chauhan, SHO of Vijay Nagar Police Station.
Krishnanshu was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Unlike DME, bikes can use NH-9. But vehicles cannot reverse on a particular roadway, since they can only move in one direction.
Police said they were trying to track down the driver and were relying on footage from cameras set up in stores and houses along NH-9, as the highway doesn’t have any.
An FIR has been filed against the unknown driver under sections 279 (reckless driving) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC. “A team has been formed to track it down. We are scanning any CCTV video we have been able to obtain so far,” Chauhan said.
Police sources said a letter was sent to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in September last year, listing the importance of the cameras on NH-9. They also suggested road spikes and DME to reduce driving on the wrong side.
Three months later, NHAI officials had announced that 232 CCTV cameras would be installed not only on the road but also in the underpasses. The move, police said at the time, would help them not only issue challans but also control crime.
On Monday, NHAI manager Puneet Khanna said the authority had no policy to install roadside cameras. “There is no such provision,” he told TOI.
The accidents in DME and NH-9 in recent days have revealed the lack of compliance with traffic regulations on the highways. It’s not just driving on the wrong side that’s cause for concern. Bicycles and auto-rickshaws, which are prohibited on the DME, can also be seen using the track at will.
On July 11, six members of a family were killed and two injured after a private bus driving on the wrong side of DME for nearly 5 miles collided with their car. CCTV footage circulating on social media showed the bus attempting to turn right to avoid a collision, but ended up crashing into the TUV as the car swerved to the left as well.
Two days later, a government car drove the wrong way without stopping for more than 2 km in the DME. The driver was fined Rs 2,000 after a video of the car circulated on social media.
Khanna said they were working with police to devise a mechanism to reduce wrong-side driving on DME and NH-9.
“It is not practical to deploy traffic marshals at entry and exit points because vehicles are traveling at high speed. Last year, we deployed some traffic marshals to prevent vehicles from moving on the wrong side. But we had to withdraw the decision after two police officers died in accidents,” he added.
Ghaziabad Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra said 38 policemen were deployed on NH-9 to guard the vehicles. “We are also preparing a report on driving on the wrong side and the reasons behind it. We will send it to NHAI,” he added.

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