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Advisor to LG asks authorities to conduct safety audit of bridges and roads in J&K

Last Updated on August 3, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today remarked that necessary technological interventions and advancements with effective enforcement are precursors to reduce the fatalities on the road.

The Advisor made these comments while chairing the 7th meeting of J&K Road Safety Council (RSC) at Civil Secretariat here.

The Advisor directed the Chief Engineer, R&B and other agencies to conduct safety audit of bridges and roads on critical stretches through Design Inspection and Quality Control, J&K, so that road accidents are mitigated and precious human lives are saved.

Advisor Bhatnagar further asked the officers to explore the possibilities of constructing the over bridges and underpasses at critical junctions on highways, so that the pedestrian movement is facilitated and no loss of lives occurs due to that movement on highways. He directed the officers for effective implementation of the Road Accident Victim Fund.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo asked the officers to work out a plan for Basic Life Support (BLS) training of first responders and QRTs who reach out to the accidental spots at first so that they can provide basic life support to the injured accidental persons and can save the precious lives during ‘Golden Hour’ period.