Sunday, June 4, 2023

CM stresses on implementing road safety norms in Safety Council meet


Ranchi: Directing the officers of Road Safety Council, Chief Minister Raghubar Das here on Saturday said that every possible short-term and long-term plans should be implemented to stop casualties in road accidents.

�Accident prone areas should be identified and profiled. Shine boards and rumble strips should be installed before such places. Vehicle speed should be fixed and implemented strictly,� said the CM while addressing a meeting on Road Safety Council in the state capital.

Das said that apart from implementing road safety laws strictly, people should be made aware about the same. He asked the officials concerned to find means to minimize accidents. He advised them to appoint an expert agency for this and remove hoardings from the roads. Driving license should be cancelled on drink driving and breath analyzer should be bought soon to ensure this, he said.

The CM said that teaching of traffic rules should be incorporated in school and college curriculum. He said the traffic police officials should conduct demonstrations in schools and colleges. �The motorcyclists must always wear helmets. Motorists found driving without helmets should be fined and their driving licence should be cancelled if found guilty of violation more than thrice. E-chalan should be issued to implement this. Real time data should be seen by connecting night patrolling cars with GPS,� he said.

During the meeting, the CM was told that 155 spots have been identified in the state where accidents occur in large numbers. �The department is doing its best to make people aware about it. Road security will be considered for audit on roads having more than 10 crore expenditure,� said the CM.

Mayor Asha Lakra, CS Raj Bala Verma, DGP D. K. Pandey, Principal Secretary to the CM Sanjay Kumar, Secretary to the CM Sunil Kumar Barnwal, Transport Secretary K. K. Khandelwal and other officers were present on this occasion.

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