Aftermath of gas tanker accidents, IGP Pratap Reddy puts brake on speeding tankers

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Mangalore/Uppinangadi, April 11: As the number of Gas Tanker accidents are increasing in a galloping speed, the speed is the only factor attributing to the high number of accidents, said, Pratap Reddy-IGP (West)

In view of controlling and preventing any such major accidents in the future police department has decided to put a brake on speed, to provide basic infrastructure and strengthen the police force on this route, he said.


Speaking to media persons with regard to the Gas Tanker fire incident which occurred on April 9, Tuesday, at Perne, IGP said adequate arrangement for the smooth flow of vehicles will be done in due course of time on NH 75.

He also said that after discussing the matter with National Highway Authorities and Transport department, decisive steps would be taken to provide basic infrastructure for the smooth flow of vehicles on this route, reduce the number of accidents and declare this route is accident free, he elaborated.


He further said he had already arranged a meeting with senior Petroleum Officials to discuss about the repercussion and awareness of the road accidents to the drivers and take appropriate steps on hot spots to prevent accidents of this type in the future.

As the Perne incident has become the biggest and tough task for the fire brigade personnel, IGP will hold a discussion with Fire Brigade department with regard to the handling of the situations like this in future and deployment of personnel.

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