Remove encroachments from Srinagar-Jammu Highway: Samoon directs officials

Dr. Samoon asked them to remove the blind cuts on road to avoid accidents and ensure the slope stabilizing at the earliest to avoid the blockage of highways due to land sliding.

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Jammu, Publish Date: Nov 14 2018 1:30AM | Updated Date: Nov 14 2018 1:30AM
Remove encroachments from Srinagar-Jammu Highway: Samoon directs officialsFile Photo

Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon convened separate meetings to take stock of functioning of the departments here today.

Threadbare discussions were held on the implementation of road safety measures and traffic management, removal of encroachment/ hoardings, black spots identification, road cutting and slope stabilization, metres in auto rickshaws, installation of crash barriers along with roads, Intelligent Transport System, creation of bylaws for parking of vehicles, 136 BLSA ambulances given to Health / Medical Education Department and creating awareness on road safety among people.

Representatives from NHAI informed the meeting that 15 black spots on the Highway-44 from Lakhanpur to Srinagar have been identified and almost all the spots are cleared expect the areas where four lanning/widening of roadworks are under process. Dr. Samoon asked them to remove the blind cuts on road to avoid accidents and ensure the slope stabilizing at the earliest to avoid the blockage of highways due to land sliding. He also directed them to install crash barriers along the roadsides to prevent causalities.

Principal secretary directed the district administrations to remove encroachments on highways and other roads in their respective areas. He asked them to involve school children to create awareness on road safety among common masses.  He also directed the concerned officers to ensure the functioning of 136 BLSA ambulances given to Health / Medical Education Department by Government of India as soon as possible to meet any eventuality.

Div Com Sanjeev Verma raised the issue regarding halting of trucks during the blockage of the Highway and informed the chair that halting points at Nagrota, Udhampur and Ramnagar have already been identified.  Dr. Samoon directed the officers of PWD and NHAI to provide connectivity towards halting point so that the trucks are parked there for smooth flow of traffic on National Highway.

 

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