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Speed monitoring cameras to be installed at 10 different places in city

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Jamshedpur: District administration is going to install cameras at 10 different locations across the city to monitor speed of vehicles.

The installation is expected to bring down speed limit violation cases considerably, said Amit Kumar, deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum, during a district level road safety meeting held at his office here on Monday.

During the meeting, it was informed by the traffic police authorities that these speed monitoring cameras have been installed previously at different places and that positive results have come out so far.

Directing the district transport officer (DTO) to take necessary measures to prevent road accidents, the DC asked him to identify strategic locations in the city as well as on the National Highway 33 to install the speed monitoring cameras.

He also asked the executive engineer of road construction department to lay rumble strips and install road safety warning signboards in accident-prone areas of the city.

The DC further asked the DTO and DSP traffic to launch a joint campaign against drunk driving. He said that breath analyzers should be used to detect drunk driving. The driving licence of those found of driving in a drunk state should be immediately cancelled, he said.

Kumar asked the district civil surgeon to revive the trauma centre at Baharagora and bring it to a functional state by providing necessary human resources.

The meeting was also attended by the deputy development commissioner (DDC), DPRO, DSE, special officers of Mango and Jamshedpur notified area committees and representatives of several city-based non-government organizations.

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