Governor for multi-pronged strategy to improve road safety
Data Base Management And Analysis System To Ascertain Cause Of Mishaps
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 27: Governor NN Vohra Friday stressed on taking urgent measures by all the concerned agencies for minimizing occurrence of road accidents and mitigating heavy loss of precious lives.
An official spokesman said a high level group of experts on road safety called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan here consequent to his request to the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways to provide expert advice to the state officials on promoting road safety.
The Central Government team comprised C Kandasamy, Director General of Roads Development and Special Secretary, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Chaman Lal, Chief Engineer, Rajeev Lochan, Director Road Safety, Verinder Singh, Project Director, National Highway I-A Chenani-Nashri; Brig T P S Rawat, Chief Engineer, Project Beacon, Border Roads Organization, and Col Mishra of the Project Vijayak.
Referring to the frequency of fatal road accidents, the Governor urged the Central team to provide sustained help and advice to the concerned State Government departments and agencies so that a multi-pronged strategy could be implemented on a time-bound basis to achieve visible improvement.
The Governor stressed that remedial measures must be taken on urgent basis at all the identified spots (High Accident Prone Locations) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and establishment of crash barriers along the already identified 36 kms critical stretch of the Batote-Kishtwar Highway.
After a detailed presentation made by the Central team, it was agreed that Information Technology would be applied for preparing a Comprehensive Accident Data Base Management and Analysis System (CDBMAS) to ascertain causes of road accidents and to devise effective approaches to eliminating these. ďIt was also agreed to undertake regular Road Safety Audits and addressing all the contributing factors for fatal road accidents; creating adequate wayside facilities for the drivers and traveling public; developing emergency medical services and deployment of ambulances to attend to the emergencies arising out of road accidents,Ē the spokesman said.
The Governor emphasized the need for strict enforcement of traffic rules and regulations and readily endorsed Kandasamyís suggestion to involve students, Scouts, NCC Cadets and Red Cross volunteers and other youth in enhancing awareness among the road users about the road safety norms and traffic management.
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