No helmet, no petrol campaign being launched in Poonch

*DC chairs Road Safety Committee meet

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Apr 24: Deputy Commissioner Poonch (Chairman Road Safety Committee), Inder Jeet on Saturday chaired a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee to discuss the formulation and implementation of the traffic management plan in the district.
Discussion was held on the formulation of district road safety plan for the year 2021-22, identification of black spots, installation of crash barriers, organization of road safety awareness camps, medical camps, the constitution of Road Safety Clubs in schools and college, declaration of some zones as non-traffic zones, erection of speed breakers on the roads passing near schools etc.
A special campaign promoting ‘no helmet and no petrol’ will be launched in the district, the meeting decided.
The Deputy Commissioner said that road safety is the prevention and protection of road accidents by using all the road safety measures. He said collective efforts were required to mitigate the road accidents and urged the concerned officers to ensure close interdepartmental coordination for minimizing the road accidents and timely rehabilitation of the accident victims.
The Principals of different schools and colleges were directed to constitute the Road Safety Clubs in their institutions as envisaged in the Road Safety Act.
“The students can motivate the peer groups to abide by the rules and thus could generate a massive awareness,” the DC said.
The Deputy Commissioner also directed the concerned officer from the Motor Vehicle Department to organise special road safety awareness camps and generate necessary awareness among the masses.
It was also decided that special training sessions would be conducted for the police officials to provide the necessary awareness regarding the RADMPS application within 15 days.
To avoid the congestion in the city, it was also decided that entry of commercial vehicles will be restricted from parade to Poonch fort.
Deputy Commissioner also directed the concerned Executive Engineers from the PWD and PMGSY to ensure proper maintenance of the  roads.
The Senior Superintendent of Police was asked to conduct a survey on the causes of the accidents and submit a report in this regard, so that concrete steps would be taken to minimize the same.
It was also decided in the meeting that traffic police, executive police and MVD department shall organise special Nakkas to check the violations of the rules.