Srinagar – Regarding the emerging trends about road safety and recent developments in the National Standards during the Indian Road Congress for sign changes and road furniture, Transport Commissioner, Mr. Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo chaired an officers meeting here today.
The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Mr. Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Traffic, Mr. Showkat Ahmad Wattali, Chief Engineer Beacon, Brigadier T.P.S. Rawat, Director Beacon, Mr. Rajiv, Chief Engineer R&B, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Project Director NHAI, Mr. Virindra Singh, Managing Director, SRTC, Mr. J.S. Tandon, Joint Director Information, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Khan, Joint Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Syed Abdul Qayoom, Deputy Director, Srinagar Development Authority, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Srinagar, besides representatives of Indian Road Congress and representatives of various Transport Associations of Kashmir Valley.
A power point presentation about the road safety measures was made by General Manager of 3M India limited, Mr. Pawan Kumar Singh on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Transport Commissioner, emphasized for identification and addressing of the black spots to curb road accidents, he added that Jammu and Kashmir due to its hilly terrain and topography is a challenge for road safety council and stressed that road safety measures shall be part of the DPRs of road projects being undertaken in the State. Revenue of Rs. 123 crore as fine is being generated from the traffic rule violators annually, he added.
District Development Commissioner, Srinagar urged for the implementation of road safety measures at the ground level to minimize the road accidents. He also emphasized for conducting of road surveys besides making use of modern technology for regulation of traffic movement and curbing of road accidents. Awareness shall be created among the masses in this regard, he added.
A committee was also constituted on the occasion which shall conduct survey and submit its report within 15 days regarding the installation of sign age boards in Srinagar and Jammu cities.
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