Govt forms task force on road safety

Srinagar: The J&K government on Tuesday constituted a task force regarding road safety in the state.
Headed by Administrative secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department, the task force comprises of nine members and a member secretary—additional secretary (technical) superintending engineer Road Safety Council.
Among the members include inspector general of police traffic, chief engineers of R&B—Jammu as well as Kashmir, Project Beacon, Project Sampark, Project Vijayak, Project Himmank besides director National Highway Authority of India.
As per its terms of reference, the task force shall draw up a protocol for identification of black spots on a continuing basis, their removal and further monitoring to see the effectiveness of the action; and to allocate required resources, set priorities amongst the roads and resolve inter-departmental issues at the State level.
“The Task Force shall meet at least once in a quarter of the year,” a government order said here.

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