BANDIPORA: In order to provide safer road facilities to the people and to reduce mortality and accident rate by 50 percent by 2020, the District Development Commissioner Bandipora today convened a meeting of concerned officers to discuss and formulate ‘Action Plan for Road Safety measures’ in the district.
The DDC stressed upon all the stake holders to be proactive in formulating a comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan on priority basis as per the guide lines of State Road Safety Action Plan.
He also stressed for identifying black spots, initiating remedial measures, installation of signage’s, painting of roads at appropriate spots and generation of awareness for making roads more safer in the district .
On the occasion the DDC was informed that R&B Department has formulated an Rs 72 lakh plan for treatment of black spots on three major roads in Bandipora, including Bandipora-Sopore road and Bandipora-Sumbal road.
Education Department has also formulated a plan for initiating an awareness campaign in this regard. Removal of encroachment from the roads, which also is an important contributory factor for bringing down the rate of accidents in the district, was discussed in detail.
ARTO Bandipora was asked to initiate awareness activities in the district on a wider scale, involving schools, colleges, youth associations, NGOs, etc.
Police department laid emphasis on enforcement action to curb the nuisance of overloading, particularly during peak hours. Similarly, the Health department was asked to make blood storage facility available in specified health institutions.