Identify vulnerable spots along Sgr-Jmu highway: Samoon
Jammu, Feb 10:
Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today chaired
a high level meeting of senior officers of Traffic Police, National Highway
Authority of India and Transport Department to review the road safety measures
taken to avoid road mishaps.
The meeting was
attended by Inspector General of Police, Traffic, T Namgyal, Transport
Commissioner J&K, Pradeep Kumar, DG Finance Mahesh Dass, Director State
Motor Garages, Zakir Choudhary, SSP, Traffic, J S Johar, SSP Udhampur, Rajiv
Pandey, SE R&B Udhampur, Er Hem Raj Langeh, Project Director NHAI Division
Jammu, Ajay Kumar Rajak, Deputy Manager (Tech) NHAI, Ish Gupta, ARTO Udhampur, Rachna
Sharma and other senior officers of concerned departments.
discussions were held about the safety measures taken along Jammu Srinagar
Highway and identification of black spots, besides monitoring,
operation and management of traffic, setting up of Operation Control Centres
and adopting Intelligent Transport Management System (ITMS).
IG Traffic gave a
power point presentation regarding road safety analysis and other steps being
taken to reduce the accidents on the national highway.
directed the Project Director NHIA to submit a report regarding putting up of
crash barriers along the left out areas and identification of black spots on
Udhampur, Ramban and Banihal sections of National Highway. He also directed for
installing a sign board, depicting speed limit near DPS School Udhampur, the
spot witnessing frequent traffic jam in the Township.
NHAI apprised about the measures being taken and assured that all
directions would be followed on priority basis.
The meeting also
discussed mobility strategy to provide a clean, safe, comfortable, affordable,
energy efficient and environment-friendly option of transportation to the
people of the union territory.
“There is a need
for a Mobility plan which shall satisfy the mobility needs of people of all
sections of the society and enhance their quality of life, irrespective of
geographical location” Dr Samoon stressed.
The meeting also
observed that old vehicles need to be replaced by modern fleet, while stressing
on the need for adopting a suitable policy and having a centralized
control centre for managing public transport system to ensure reliability of