With the work on grid system of roads under the mega city development mission gaining momentum in various parts of the city, the Chennai Corporation commenced training for all its engineers by creating a model of a standard speed breaker on the premises of Ripon Buildings.
The model speed breaker has been constructed according to Indian Roads Congress (IRC) standards and all new speed breakers will adhere to them.
The civic body had identified over 400 speed breakers for redesign by incorporating safety features following the death of State Cooperation Minister Sellur K. Raju’s son in a motorcycle accident at a speed breaker on NSC Bose Road a few weeks ago.
Most of the identified speed breakers were found to be badly designed and not adhering to IRC standards. Over 30 speed breakers were found to be badly designed in Sholinganallur zone. In northern zones such as Tiruvottiyur, most of the 30 identified speed breakers were found to be unauthorised.
The work on new speed breakers will start after the training sessions. The Corporation is likely to commence identifying spots along the newly-developed road grids where speed breakers are required.