Doda, November 05: Deputy Commissioner Doda, Vishesh Paul Mahajan chaired the District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) and Regional Transport Authority (RTA) meetings to discuss, road safety measures, streamlining of Transport in the district, and future action plan.
The DC, while reviewing the road safety measures, directed all the members of DRSC to go through the Road Safety Policy, Road Safety Action Plan and Directions issued by Honb’le Supreme Court Committee, on Road Safety and come up with comments/ suggestions within next seven days.
On the decision of previous meeting regarding Road Safety Awareness, Chair appreciated the efforts of Transport department and Traffic department and urged them to intensify the awareness compaign using all means of communication. He urged to circulate small videos and animations on social media on road safety measures.
DC asked for reissuing the directions to all the petrol pump owners not to give fuel to the bikers without helmet.
Chairman directed to conduct immediate road safety audit, put crash barriers on vulnerable areas and place glow signs on all the work sites on the roads.
The meeting was informed that 98 passenger vehicles have been fitted with GPS and 1500 speed governors have been installed in commercial vehicles in the district. Chair instructed to ensure random checking during peak hours, on daily basis under the overall supervision of ADM (ADC) Dr Ravi Kumar Bharti.
On the enforcement it was revealed that department of MVD has seized 89 vehicles, challaned 1007 vehicles and collected fine of Rs 3901300= till October 31st. While traffic police has also achieved the appreciable breakthrough in the enforcement of traffic rules.
On the establishment of ICC and RDTC in the District, DC directed the ACR Doda to identify a suitable location for the establishment of the same in consultation with MVD and other stakeholders.
Other important issues discussed in the meeting included, Overloading of passenger vehicles, Change of route of Minibusses, road safety audit of all existing roads, enforcement of RIBBON Development Act, plying of Eco Van as taxis, Community Sanitary Complexes on important road sides, No stand zones in the towns, Road Accident Victims Fund etc.
In Regional Transport Authority meeting, permission to play on various routes of 28 Minibuses, 15 Tata magic/ M Maximo, 71 Taxis/ Mexicabs, and 21 Three wheelers (passenger) were discussed in detail. The Chairman has sought some additional information from MVD within one day before issuing permits to the applicants for various routes.
The meeting was attended by SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom, ADC Doda Dr R K Bharti, SE PWD, CMO Doda, CEO Doda, ARTO, Executive Engineers of PWD Doda and Bhaderwah, Ex En PMGSY Thathri, Dy SP Traffic, EO MC Doda, EO MC Bhaderwah, AEE PMGSY Div Doda, Inspector MVD, representative of NHIDCL, and representatives of other members of the DRSC and RTA.