In order to discuss and evolve a policy for effective traffic management in district Kupwara, a meeting of concerned officers was held here today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din.Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat was also present, besides, civil/police officers and president of Sumo and Mini Bus stands. The Deputy Commissioner directed all stakeholders to play proactive role in streamlining the traffic management system in Kupwara and Handwara towns.Deputy Commissioner stressed for launching a joint IEC campaign comprising of the officers of Revenue, Municipal Committees, Police, Traffic Police, ARTO and transport associations which should be followed by stern action.Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned officers to use the magisterial powers for exemplary punishment of habitual offenders to streamline the traffic system in Kupwara town.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Kupwara Municipality to provide registration number and location spot to each registered vendor. He also directed the officers to eradicate encroachment of footpaths alongside the roads. He also stressed the holding of daily based checks of traffic management to record the violations which should be followed by weekly checks by a constituent team to identify the chronic defaulters. It was also given out in the meeting that if the defaulters fail to comply with the orders of administration in streamlining the traffic management, strict action inder traffic law will be taken against them.Tehsildar Kupwara was nominated to monitor the full process for one month.ARTO was directed to randomly check the licenses of the drivers. The Executive Officer Kupwara Municipality through an official order was directed to ensure removal of unauthorized street vendors from the market by utilizing the services of enforcement teams.