U-turns near Zero Point pose accident risk

ISLAMABAD – The commuters have termed U-turns on Faisal Avenue, near Zero Point Interchange, improper and cause of fatal accidents.

It is a common sight that passenger vans while taking U-turns do not care about the traffic coming from the opposite side, especially the motorcyclists, which cause accidents.

Neither the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has deployed any officials at U-turns to control the traffic nor the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is taking steps to complete the construction work.

Nadeem Ali, a government employee, said taking U-turn especially during peak hours of morning and evening is a daunting challenge for the drivers, he said, adding that while planning the mega project, this aspect was not considered.

Another person alleged that the construction work of the interchange was started without taking a proper planning. The construction of interchange was meant to ensure smooth traffic flow, but U-turns were negating this purpose.

It seemed that no proper planning was made in this regard, they added.Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/19-Oct-2012/u-turns-near-zero-point-pose-accident-risk