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Road safety in J&K grabs Lt Governor’s attention, high level meeting held

Last Updated on December 22, 2021 at 10:12 pm

A high level meeting on road safety was held which was chaired by Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha.

Deaths due to road accident is indeed a cause of worry. The Government is making continuous efforts to make the public aware of road safety and is committed to enforce the rules and necessary interventions & facilities, observed the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor directed the concerned officials to identify factors contributing to road accidents & take proactive measures, ensuring enforcement of safety laws in true spirit & making improvements in the response system and spreading awareness on road safety.

The Lt Governor passed explicit directions to the officials to rectify black spots within 3 months.

Traffic management has become more & more technology-driven. We need to make necessary technological interventions for highly effective road safety measures, said the Lt Governor.

Training of traffic police, strengthening manpower, generating awareness amongst the people, especially in educational institutions, crackdown on drunken driving & speed, roping in volunteers for road safety programs would be important steps to address the challenges, added the Lt Governor.

Taking note of regular incidents of road accidents in particular areas, the Lt Governor asked the health department to explore possibility of developing more trauma centres near accident-prone highways to help accident victims during the crucial golden hours. The chair was informed that the Health and Medical Education Department has so far established eight Trauma Centres in various districts.