SRINAGAR, June 7: Minister for Transport and CAP&D, Qamar Ali Akhoon today said that High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) System would be introduced during this month in the State and this will help in curtailing theft and misuse of vehicles besides bringing efficiency in the traffic system.
This was disclosed by the Minister while reviewing the functioning of Transport Department at an officers meeting here today.
Principal Secretary, Transport, Sudhanshu Panday, Transport Commissioner, Meraj Ahmad Kakroo, Director State Motor Garages, G.N.Sofi, Managing Director, STRC, Mr Tandan, RTO, Kashmir, Anees Ahmad besides district officers of the department were present on the occasion.
Mr Akhoon asked the officers to make accountability and transparency more effective in their respective units and ensure that public grievances are addressed quickly. He directed them to speed up the computerization process of the records and ensure that the work is completed as per the schedule.
Mr. Qamar asked officers for carrying out regular checks of the vehicles so that loading, rash driving, wrong-lane and teenage driving which are the main causes of the accidents can be stopped besides bring traffic discipline in the State. “There are sufficient laws to fight this menace”, said the Minister and asked for launching a massive drive against traffic law violators. He asked officers to organize public awareness camps on district headquarters to sensitize people about the benefits of abiding traffic laws and repercussion of its violations.
Underlining need to bring down the graph of losses, the Minister asked MD, STRC to improve the functioning of the department particularly in the mechanical workshops where vehicle coming for repairs and replacement, are kept months together unattended. He asked him to get all condemned vehicles auctioned immediately after declaring them un-serviceable to get best bid value.
Principal Secretary asked the officers to implement Management Information System (MIS) in their respective units which can give real picture of income and expenditure.
Earlier, Transport Commissioner gave resume of the functioning of the department.