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Samoon urges people to follow traffic rules

UDHAMPUR, DECEMBER 28: Urging people of the State to adhere to the traffic rules strictly, Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Friday said most of the road accidents can be prevented by simply following the traffic rules.
“More than 80% of the road accidents can be prevented by obeying the traffic rules,” said Samoon, who was on an extensive tour of Udhampur district to take stock of achievements and progress under various sectors today.
The Principal Secretary was accompanied by Director Animal Husbandry Department, Jammu Victor Koul, Director Sheep Husbandry, Jammu Sanjeev Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Gurvinderjeet Singh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Rachna Sharma, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr. D.D Dogra, District Sheep Husbandry Officer, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, AD Fisheries Kulbhushan Verma, and other concerned.
The Secretary on the occasion also stressed on the importance of wearing helmet and seat belt during driving.
He directed the ARTO to establish road safety club for public welfare in the district besides he also asked the ARTO to organize training classes for drivers.
Principal Secretary instructed the concerned to rationalize the staff and refer vacant posts for recruitment and expedite the process of ongoing construction works. He further directed the concerned to create awareness about the benefits of taking up of livestock as entrepreneurship.
During the tour, Dr Samoon visited Veterinary Hospital Rehamble and inspected the working of the centre. Chief Animal Husbandry Officer apprised Dr Samoon that in the district 14 posts of doctors are lying vacant besides near about 180 trial centres are running in the district, so far.
Later, Dr Samoon launched Android App ‘ARTO Official Udhampur’ developed by ADIO NIC, Anish Sharma at Conference Hall DC Office Complex where students from different schools were present.
ARTO Udhampur said that the main objective of launching the app is to aware common masses in general and commuters in particular about road safety measures and provide services to them on their doorsteps.
On the occasion, Dr Samoon congratulated the Transport Department for launching the App.
Later, Dr. Samoon interacted with the farmers at Balli Nallah and distributed medicine kits and tarpules among the beneficiaries.