18: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Tuesday was informed
that 80 unauthorized cuts have been made across the National Highway creating
vulnerable spots for accidents.
information was provided during a meeting, the Advisor was chairing to review
various road safety initiatives undertaken by the Road Safety Council across
Jammu and Kashmir at Civil Secretariat.
was attended by Principal Secretary Transport Department, Asgar Hassan Samoon;
Transport Commissioner, J&K, Pardeep Kumar; Commissioner JMC, Avny Lavasa;
IGP Traffic, T Namgyal; SSP Jammu, Shridhar Patil; Additional Secretary, Road
Safety Council, R.K Bhat, representatives of NHAI and other officials of
the concerned department.
was informed that more than 80 unauthorized cuts have been made across the
National Highway creating vulnerable spots for accidents. Besides, 33 black
spots and 60 approach roads along the Highway are accident prone and need to be
stressed upon the officials that prime objective of road safety measures
should be reducing road fatalities besides taking care of traffic
congestion on roads. He impressed upon the officials to devise an action plan
for effective implementation of all road safety measures including
interceptors, breathe analysers, speed cameras etc for proper traffic
Bhatnagar asked the officials to redesign roads in such a way that on
connecting with the highways, they do not create conflict points. He also asked
the officials to put up traffic signages on all roads especially hilly
roads across J&K which are more vulnerable to accidents.
further directed the officials that the traffic management at toll plazas
should be improved so as to reduce the waiting time with proper lane
management. He impressed upon the officials to enhance the law enforcement and
traffic regulation at various choke points across Jammu city. He
suggested that all stakeholders like market associations, transport unions
etc be involved for managing traffic problems.
directed the officials to monitor these enforcement activities every 15 days
for effective management of traffic across the Jammu and Kashmir.