Ramban, May 27
Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Mohammad Aijaz who is also chairman of District Road Safety Committee(DRSC) convened a meeting in his office chamber today to review the status of safety measures taken on the national highway and other road stretches.
ADC Bubu Ram, ACR, Vevaik Puri, CPO, Parshotam Kumar, ASP Mushtaq Chowdhary ARTO Shami Kumar, Dy SP Kameshwar Puri, CMO, Dy CEO besides other concerned officers and representatives of constriction companies attended the meeting. Threadbare discussion was made on the issues like traffic management, road maintenance, availability of cranes, first aid facility on HN, mobile medical ambulance, provision of men and machinery at the sliding zones, checking of the vehicles, strict-action mechanism and proper coordination among traffic police, transport authorities and health department. The DDC instructed the authorities for rigid action against rule violators and seizing of mobiles from those who use it while driving. He also emphasized for sensitizing the parents of bikers for safe and secure driving. Further he asked the officers for involving the passengers to have strict watch on the activities of drivers. He also issued directions to the road maintaining agencies for installing crash barriers, parapets, sinages and hoardings at vulnerable locations like Marog, Panthyal, Battery Chashma, Ramsoo, Nachalna, Gangroo, Sher Bibi, Digdole, Khooni Nallah, Hingni and also at other incident prone areas on the Highway. Besides initiating direct actions like suspension of licence, imposing fines and other penalties, the DC also asked the officers for conducting regular workshops, awareness camps and individual counselling of the drivers so that they develop inherent habits of safe driving.