National Conference leader and Member Legislative Assembly Mendhar, Javed A Rana today called for a better traffic management system in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. The NC leader raised concern on rising number of accidents and poor state of affairs of transport ministry and batted for ‘No Helmet, No Petrol’ for saving precious human lives of motorcyclists.
In a statement here, MLA Javed A Rana said that role of all sections of society is urgent need of hour for a better traffic management system in hilly Pir Panjal region.
“No Helmet, No Petrol’ order should be issued and be implemented in strict manner ” MLA said while raising concern on rising number of two wheeler accidents and said that ‘ No Helmet, No Petrol ‘ step can act as a preventive one to save precious lives in two wheeler accidents.
Rana said that multiple factors including bad condition of roads, over loading, rash driving by drivers led to road accidents and every section of society needs to play its role in checking accidents.
Rana also focused on a futuristic plan for traffic management in area which should include construction of multi storey parking slots, more strict procedure before issuing driving licenses, automated red light barriers on busy places.
“Functioning of Transport Ministry in Rajouri and Poonch districts is not upto mark ” He further added.
“Recently, Transport Ministry assured for providing more buses in Rajouri and Poonch which is urgent requirement to tackle problem of passenger overloading but promise fell flat and wait is yet to get over,” he stated.
Hailing the efforts of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, in which he constituted teams for safety audit of roads, Rana called for similar efforts in Poonch district to for making roads safer.
“District Police authorities should also keep vigil to ensure that fake production of driving licenses, as surfaced in Poonch recently, is checked so that a man gets driving licence only after following due process ,” he said.