DC Vikas Kundal for Revoking Permits, Licenses of Habitual Violators – The Dispatch

DC Rajouri reviews the implementation of the road safety plan
Rajouri: Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Vikas Kundal on Friday, citing public complaints about traffic violations by commercial drivers, asked traffic authorities to recommend the permits and licenses of such habitual violations be lifted.
He made the statement while chairing a district road safety committee meeting to review the measures taken to effectively implement the district road safety plan.
The meeting held detailed deliberations on the action plan, including road safety awareness, strict enforcement of the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, establishment of trauma centers, elimination of illegal assaults/backgrounds, posting of road safety signs, and installation of crash barriers on accident-prone road sections etc.
Speaking at the meeting, the DC said that effective implementation of the road safety plan is necessary for the prevention and protection of road accidents.
In reviewing the enforcement of the Road Safety Rules, the Assembly was told that a composite fine of Rs 1.9 crore including Rs 19 lakh was collected by the Motor Vehicle Authority and Rs 90 lakh by the Traffic Police.
Regarding the establishment of the trauma center, the assembly was informed that the country for the establishment of the same would be identified.
DDC took note of the illegal encroachment on the roadsides and said that most of the roads in Rajouri are under BRO and issued strict instructions to the BRO officials concerned to eliminate the illegal encroachment at the earliest.
He also urged the officials concerned to identify the danger zones on the roads and take effective measures to fix them as soon as possible. The installation of crash barriers within a month was also emphasized.
In reviewing the corrective actions taken by PWD(R&B), the Assembly was informed that the department had corrected sixty blind spots to prevent mishaps. The DDC also asked them to mark zebra crossings in prominent places.
Similarly, in reviewing the performance of the PMGSY department, the relevant official informed that crash barriers will be installed on the roads under construction, while installation would take place on the completed roads once funds become available.
The MCs were asked to designate no parking zones and ensure strict enforcement. They were also instructed to remove illegal and unethical construction from roadsides.
With a request to take strict action against the violations of the traffic rules, the DDC called on the traffic police and the motor vehicle department to conduct special trips to take measures against the violations in accordance with the relevant norms.
The DDC also called on the officers concerned to educate and motivate the public to obey the golden rules of the road for their own safety and the safety of others.
Officers present at the meeting were SE PWD (R&B), Kamal Kishore; CEO training, Shailash Kumari; ARTO, Shami Kumar; EO MCs and other concerned officers.

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