Distt committees to check mishaps: Govt
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Jammu, Mar 17: The Government has set up Committees at District level to coordinate enforcement measures for checking road safety violations and avoiding mishaps in hilly districts of the State.
This information was given by Minister for Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon, in reply to supplementaries on a question by Abdul Majid Wani, in Assembly here today.
He said the Committees, headed by District Development Commissioners, with representatives from Traffic, Transport and other agencies had been meeting regularly to maintain coordination in the enforcement of road safety measures, including checking of over-loading, rash driving, driving licenses, ensuring adequate public transport, maintenance and safety measures along the roads.
Traffic, Police and Motor vehicle Departments have also launched special drives to conduct re-trials of drivers and fitness check of vehicles to avert accidents and to prevent loss of life and property, he added.
He said to ensure availability of adequate transport, permits were being given at district level itself.
EXTRACTION OF LIGNITE, SAPPHIRE, MARBLE
The Minister for Industries and Commerce, S S Salathia, assured the House that the possibilities of extraction at Nichama lignite, Kupwara Marble and Paddar Sapphire mines, in a big way were being explored.
Replying to the supplementaries on a question by Ch Muhammad Ramzan, he said the matter of exploring lignite mines at Nachama had been taken up with the Union Coal Ministry.
PENSIONERS TO GET ARREARS
Minister of State for Finance, Dr Manohar Lal, said the payment of arrears to the pensioners would be considered for settlement after proper and full funding becomes available from the Centre.
He was replying to a question by Charanjit Singh.
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Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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