NEWS LG calls for safer roads, says accidents threaten people’s wellbeing

LG calls for safer roads, says accidents threaten people's wellbeing

Jammu, December 9: Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting at the Civil Secretariat today to discuss various issues related to road safety.
During the meeting, Sinha passed important directives on road safety measures and proposed various mechanisms to reduce traffic accidents and improve response systems.
He directed officials to develop robust and resilient standard operating procedures (SOPs) for checking the health of vehicles and issuance of driving licenses. He also directed officials to effectively implement tough deterrent and punitive actions against violators.
“Road traffic accidents are a major threat to people’s well-being. The focus should be on measures that can effectively prevent deaths. Safer roads should be the primary goal of relevant stakeholders and a concerted effort is needed to defeat the third leading cause of death globally Why. Enforcement is an important and effective way to prevent and reduce accidents, deaths, and injuries. Best practices for enforcing traffic violations should be applied. Regularly assess enforcement,” the Lieutenant Governor said.
He observed that senior officials of the Transport and Communications Department must prioritize monitoring all aspects of road safety and there must be effective coordination among all departments in this regard.
“Conduct an audit of all crash barriers. Make a calendar for traffic police officers and transit department engineers to visit to check for unauthorized road cutting and illegal diversions,” the Governor instructed officials.
After being informed of the installation of CCTV cameras by the National Highways Authority of India on national highways, the Governor has asked NHAI officers to perform tasks on all NHs in UT within the predetermined time frame.
He also clearly directed the relevant officials to conduct safety audits of all major roads and internal roads as soon as possible. The deputy governor called for ensuring the enforcement of safety laws and raising awareness among all stakeholders including drivers, transporters and youth. Involve the schooling and higher education sectors in disseminating road safety messages, he added.
Directs zoning commissioners to take strict measures to remove all road encroachment, including fences that create obstacles to safe driving.
Sinha asked the traffic police to crack down on speeding and ensure regular highway patrols. He added that special attention should be given to the installation of road signs and speed limit plates.
The health department has been directed to explore the possibility of developing a trauma center facility if needed anywhere.
Directives have also been adopted to adopt digital and automated systems and to ensure optimal utilization of existing equipment and digital technologies installed on highways and roads. The Governor further called for the replication of the best models in the country to develop a robust accident audit system.
G. Prasanna Ramaswamy, Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Transport, presented the action report on the direction of the previous meeting and an in-depth analysis of road safety components and recommendations.
Vikramjit Singh of IGP Traffic briefed LG on the measures and checks being taken to implement the letter and spirit of all road safety measures.
The identification and follow-up of black spots and the proper functioning of the Regional Road Safety Committees established in all districts, as well as the rationalization of the personnel of the Motor Vehicle Department were also discussed.
Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary; Dilbag Singh, DGP; Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, H&UDD; Shailendra Kumar, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Public Works (R&B); H. Rajesh Prasad, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Power Development; Sh Ramesh Kumar, Jammu Divisional Commissioner; JMC Commissioner Rahul Yadav and other senior officials from Traffic Police and UT Administration attended the meeting and Published their own opinions and analysis.

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