Operationalize road accident data management system within 15 days: Adv Bhatnagar to officials
12: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar Wednesday directed the
concerned officers to operationalize Road Accident Data Management System
within 15 days.
on these directions in a meeting held to discuss various traffic issues. The
meeting also discussed various issues and grievances of transporters of Jammu
and Kashmir and J&K Road Transport Corporation.
concern over road accidents, he directed the officers to identify black spots,
where there is frequent occurrence of accidents, and the measures to be taken
to address these spots. He asked the officers to undertake a proper analysis of
the traffic accidents and come up with a proper plan of action to minimize the
road accidents to save lives.
the officers to visit the fatal accident spots and gather all the relevant
information so that remedial measures can be taken.
reviewed the progress of the Road Accident Data Management System and directed
that it be operationalised within 15 days. The RIDE Safe App also
requires to be effectively utilized. He said that the fundamental rule of
traffic flow is that we should know the critical bottleneck areas so that
action can be taken accordingly.
directing the officers to take concerted action in this regard, he asked them
to implement immediate measures to address the issue till the long term
measures are put in place.
directed the officers to do things in mission mode. He said that strict
enforcement of laws should be ensured and proper monitoring needs to be done.
the officers to ensure deployment of traffic policemen at critical spots and
license and permits of repeated offenders should be cancelled. He also said
that checks and balances should be in place in issuing of driving licenses.
that enforcement should be done strictly and intelligently and a closer
monitoring system should be put in place to avoid road accidents. He also said
that overloading of commercial vehicles has also to be checked.
asking the officers to prioritize the available resources, he said that
everyone has to be made accountable. He also laid emphasis on mass awareness
about the need to follow traffic rules, besides asking the officers to pay
attention on installing rumble strips, warning signs, mobile
barricades, signage, traffic lights and planning halting spots
& parking spaces.
In the same
meeting, Advisor to LG also asked the officers to redress the issues of
Transport Welfare Association, Road Transport Corporation Workers Union. The
Advisor reviewed the present status of the issues raised by them and also of
the steps being taken to redress them.
was attended by Inspector General of Police, Traffic, Jammu; Transport
Commissioner, Jammu; Managing Director, JKSRTC, Special Secretary, Transport
Department and other officers.