Kashmir Indepth

DM Shopian chairs Road Safety meet

SHOPIAN, NOVEMBER 22 ( KINS): In order to decongest Town and ensure smooth traffic flow in the district, the District Magistrate (DM), Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today chaired a meeting of District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) to formulate an ‘Action Plan for Road Safety measures’ at Mini-Secretariat Arhama, here.

The meeting held threadbare deliberations on various issues with regard to management of Traffic including identification of black spots, improvement of lighting on vital roads, Traffic Management System, availability of Crash Rescue Vehicles and Critical Care Ambulances.

The DM stressed upon all the officers to be proactive in formulating a comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan on priority basis. He emphasized on the concerned officers to take all required measures to decongest the Town roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

He directed the R&B dept. to improve road markings and signages to eliminate high risk stretches, black spots, improvement of junctions on all cross-roads and improve road lighting near habitations.

Further, the DM instructed the concerned to remove road side objects that hinder smooth traffic ply.

The DM also stressed for repairing black spots, initiating remedial measures, installation of signages, Zebra-Crossing and painting of roads at appropriate spots and generation of awareness for making roads safer in the district.

He directed mass awareness programs on Traffic rules and regulations.

Earlier, the DM was informed that black spots have been identified and concerned departments have been asked to take remedial action. He was further informed that a control room/Helpline is already in place to facilitate people in any exigent situation.

The DM directed the Traffic authorities to submit a detailed requirement regarding barricades and signages.

The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani, Ex. Engineer R&B, Executive Officer Municipal Committee, Shopian, ARTO, Shopian and Chief Medical Officer besides Officers from Education, Police and Traffic besides other concerned.( KINS)


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