DC Doda Directs To Install GPS In All Ambulances, JCBs; Conduct Safety Audit Of All Roads

DODA, AUGUST 06: To discuss the availability and requirement of infrastructure and policies for road safety, Deputy Commissioner Doda, Vikas Sharma today chaired the District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) meeting here in the mini meeting hall to DC office.

The DDC, while reviewing the available road safety infrastructure, directed the ARTO to furnish the road wise details and details of availability of crash barriers and treatment done for Blind Spots of all the major roads of the district.

He was also directed to provide details of accidents on each road with reasons and specific comments on the accidents. The concerned executing agencies were to take measures for a third party safety audit of every road in the district and submit the report.

On seeking the action taken on previous directions of creation of Toilet facilities, Signages, and View-Points on major tourist roads, the DC was informed that DPR has been submitted to the concerned authorities in this regard.

It was also informed that MVD Doda has conducted more than 50 awareness programmes during the current year and issued 2245400 Challanes till July this year. Traffic authorities have also issued 3499250 Challanes during the current year till ending July.

The DDC directed the CMO to get the GPS installed on all the Ambulances, while the ARTO would ensure the GPS on all the available JCBs in the District.

On the non availability of Hill Recovery Cranes in the district, the chair was informed that matter is already under the consideration of higher authorities and the district may get one Crane in near future.

The CMO was asked to write to the Administrative department about the need of making Trauma Hospital Khalleni functional with adequate posting of medical staff and provision of required infrastructure.

The DRSC also discussed plantation along National Highway, ban on Eco Van as commercial taxi, Road safety funds, iRAD and progress made in the establishment of National Institute of Driving Training, testing and Research at Doda.

The meeting was attended by ADC Doda, SSP Doda, SE PWD, CMO, CEO, ARTO, GM NHIDCL, DIO Doda, Executive Engineers of PWD & PMGSY, OC 114 RCC (GREF), Dy SP traffic, EO MC Doda, EO MC Bhaderwah, and representatives of other members of the DRSC.



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