Deaths due to road accidents a cause of worry: LG Sinha

The Lt Governor asked the concerned departments to explore the modalities and prepare a proposal for establishing integrated centres of Inspection & Certification and licensing in highly accident-prone areas of the UT.
The 271Km Srinagar-Jammu Highway which is the main road link connected Kashmir to outside is accident prone and has consumed over 1700 lives in the last decade.
The 271Km Srinagar-Jammu Highway which is the main road link connected Kashmir to outside is accident prone and has consumed over 1700 lives in the last decade. Special Arrangement

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting on Road Safety here at Civil Secretariat.

Deaths due to road accident is indeed a cause of worry. The Government is making continuous efforts to make the public aware of road safety and is committed to enforce the rules and necessary interventions & facilities, observed the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor directed the concerned officials to identify factors contributing to road accidents and take proactive measures, ensuring enforcement of safety laws in true spirit & making improvements in the response system and spreading awareness on road safety.

The Lt Governor passed explicit directions to the officials to rectify black spots within 3 months.

Traffic management has become more & more technology-driven. We need to make necessary technological interventions for highly effective road safety measures, said the Lt Governor.

Training of traffic police, strengthening manpower, generating awareness amongst the people, especially in educational institutions, crackdown on drunken driving & speed, roping in volunteers for road safety programs would be important steps to address the challenges, added the Lt Governor.

Taking note of regular incidents of road accidents in particular areas, the Lt Governor asked the health department to explore possibility of developing more trauma centres near accident-prone highways to help accident victims during the crucial golden hours. The chair was informed that the Health and Medical Education Department has so far established eight Trauma Centres in various districts.

The Lt Governor advised for replicating the effective traffic management models and collaborative efforts with different stakeholders to get the desired results on the ground.

The Lt Governor asked the concerned departments to explore the modalities and prepare a proposal for establishing integrated centres of Inspection & Certification and licensing in highly accident-prone areas of the UT.

He further directed for conducting regular meetings of the District Road Safety Committees for comprehensive and multi-sectoral road safety strategies.

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