Always obey visitors guidelines to save lots of treasured human lives, urges Transport Minister
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Razia Sultana on Monday launched a month long National Road Safety Awareness marketing campaign to make the roads safer for commuters within the state. The Transport Department will arrange the road safety awareness marketing campaign for a month for the primary time as an alternative of per week, knowledgeable Razia Sultana after a excessive degree assembly right here at Punjab Bhawan.
Besides, directing the officers to sensitize folks concerning the visitors guidelines to save lots of treasured human lives from accidents, the Transport Minister urged people who whereas driving or using motorized vehicle take particular care and precautions to make sure the safety of essentially the most weak road customers similar to pedestrians, cyclists, kids, aged and the in another way ready individuals. To be a Good Samaritan all the time assist road facet accident victims and by no means use a cell phone whereas driving, she added.
The Minister additionally expressed considerations over the excessive demise fee in road accidents within the state. Instead of implementing the regulation strictly, folks ought to voluntarily obey the visitors guidelines to save lots of lives. District administrations ought to search the assistance from NGOs to handle the stray cattle roaming on roads to avert the road accidents, she added.
Giving directions to all of the involved departments to make the marketing campaign a mass motion, she prioritized the works and actions to be achieved by the Police Department, Local Government Department, Health and Family Welfare Department, PWD, Punjab Mandi Board, Higher Education Department, School Education Department, SDMs and RTAs. The actions would come with holding well being checkup camps for drivers, checking of driving check tracks, awareness camps, seminars or lectures for college kids and checking visitors & road lights.
Transport Department officers apprised the Minister that fifty per cent of the compounding charges/penalties collected by the Police and the Transport Department have been changed with a Non-Lapsable Road Safety Fund to correctly implement the road safety measures. There is a Non-Lapsable Road Safety Fund of Rs.40.52crore for the procurement of road safety tools and implement numerous road safety measures. The Breath Analyzers, Barricades, Laser Speed Guns, CCTV, automotive physique cutters can be procured and equipped to enforcement companies.
Apart from this, the Chief Engineer, Roads and Bridge Development Board (PRBDB), has been appointed because the Chief Engineer Road Safety to resolve the problems associated to road safety expeditiously and efficient coordination with the visitors police.
The Transport Minister additionally knowledgeable that as many as 391 black spots have been recognized on National and State Highways to date, out of which 32 black spots have been inspected by the Chief Engineer, PRBDB.
Principal Secretary Transport Okay. Siva Prasad, DG (Lead Agency) Venkat Ratnam, Principal Secretary Health Hussan Lal, Traffic Advisor Navdeep Asija had been current within the assembly. Deputy Commissioners, CPs, SSPs, RTAs additionally attended the assembly by video conferencing.