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Highway mishaps

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Government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken slew of measures including bringing latest technologies on the roads to minimize mishaps.

There is disturbing data available in the Chenab valley of Jammu region about the human loss in road accidents.

Recently Advisor to LG has asked officers about the status of trauma centers on National Highways, installation of Intelligent Traffic Lights System, removal of encroachments, erection of crash barriers and fixing of road signages as and where required. He asked them to work out the requirements of additional manpower for manning traffic on roads and directed the Police Department to make necessary arrangements to meet them.

He asked them to double their efforts for making both Institute of Driving Training & Research (IDTR) and Inspection & Certification Centre (ICC) at Jammu functional till July this year and accelerate the same for Kashmir by working closely with the divisional administration there.

During the meeting, the RSC made some significant decisions for effective traffic management as well as other road safety measures.

The RSC during the meeting approved purchase of Breathe Alcohol Analyzers at the cost Rs. 17.30 laks and procurement of first responder kits for traffic police vehicles at the cost Rs. 4 Lakhs. The RSC also approved an amount of Rs. 5 crores for rectification of black spots by installing crash barriers, sign boards, signages, parapets etc besides an amount of Rs. 6.30 lakhs was also approved for one day basic life support training for police personnel.

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