DC reviews traffic management in Jammu city

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 19: Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chauhan today convened a meeting to review traffic management in Jammu city.
The meeting was attended by SSP Traffic, CPO, RTO, Engineers of PWD, PDD, PHE, I&FC, UEED, SDMs besides other senior officers of concerned departments.
The meeting discussed short term and long term plans including redesigning of various rotaries in city, construction of new rotaries, construction of overhead/ foot bridges at busy junctions, shifting of electrical poles from roads, removal of sign boards, removal of rehris and hawkers from roads and lanes, installation of dividers on roads already identified, completion of all undertaken lanes, drainage, road repairs, blacktopping, among others.
The DC asked the concerned to undertake concerted efforts to improve and streamline the traffic scenario in the city. She asked for increased inter-departmental cooperation to achieve this objective. She directed the concerned to take immediate efforts to install dividers at pre identified areas like approach road to Bathindi, Jewel Chowk, Bhagat Singh Chowk, and undertake road repairs, especially for pot holes on priority at Talab Tillo, Patoli, Janipur areas besides other areas in the city.
With regard to shifting of electric poles, she directed the PDD to shift the poles immediately especially in accident prone areas, and areas where the poles create traffic obstructions. She also asked the concerned officers undertake anti-encroachment drives in all areas to further regulate traffic, besides asking for ensuring rehris and hawkers carry out their business in already identifies zones.
Earlier, the DC convened a meeting with the officers of Airport Authority, JMC, SDMs, revenue officers, Engineers of PWD, PDD, and PHE, regarding modalities for shifting of utilities for Jammu Airport expansion.