Doda, November 23; Taking cognizance of the complaints received from the general public, recent unfortunate road accidents and ensuing winter and icy roads in the winter, DM Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan along with SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom and ARTO Doda Kuldeep Singh checked randomly vehicles on NH 244 (Btote Doda Kishtwar highway).
Vehicles were checked for updated and valid papers and Driving licences. The commercial vehicles were checked for having installed Speed Governors and GPS as mandated under norms. DM and SSP conducted counselling of drivers enroute and sensitised them about safe speed and road safety. They also took stock of nuisance of wrong parking, and roadside encroachments.
During the visit, the DM directed the authorities to take strict action against the traffic violators, wrong parking and roadside encroachments. He also directed the authorities to ensure 100% installation of Speed Governors and GPS on commercial vehicles.
The DM directed the Traffic Police, ARTO, Police, and Revenue authorities to work in close coordination and act tough against traffic rules violators, who cause a lot of inconvenience to common people. He directed the officers to devise an effective mechanism for better traffic regulation especially during winter when most of our roads become slippery and icy.
The DM appealed stakeholders to use civic sense and driving sense for imperative and better traffic management.