In a proactive stride towards bolstering road safety and mitigating road incidents in the district, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal on Saturday chaired a pivotal meeting of the District Road Safety Committee.
To kick off the meeting, Pankaj Sabharwal, District Rollout Manager, delivered a detailed presentation on Integrated Road Accident Database/Electronic Detailed Accident Report). He skillfully illuminated the intricate dimensions of road safety by using i-RAD web portal, outlining proactive measures aimed at significantly reducing road accidents in the district.
He also presented a detailed report as per the accidents according to the classification of the road from the dash board of the i-RAD besides giving details of the month wise accidents. While giving details of the road Accidents as per the classification of tbr roads, he apprised that 50, 35, 32 and 76 accidents have occurred on National Highway, State Highway, Major Distt Road and Village/ Local Road respectively.
Additionally, it was disclosed that a total of 362 accidents have been recorded in the district since July 2022 all of which have been documented and uploaded onto the i-RAD platform for comprehensive analysis and action. The committee extensively discussed awareness campaigns, the identification of black spots, and the installation of crash barriers, among other crucial measures aimed at bolstering road safety.
The Deputy Commissioner, emphasizing the paramount importance of widespread public awareness, underscored the significance of averting road accidents, injuries, and fatalities. He passionately encouraged all stakeholder departments to champion a culture of mutual respect among road users, emphasizing the imperative need for drivers to prioritize safety precautions for themselves and fellow citizens.
In a resolute move to enforce road safety norms, the Deputy commissioner issued direct directives to the Traffic and Motor Vehicle Department Authorities, calling for the implementation of special drives to rigorously monitor traffic rule violations and to impose stringent penalties on offenders.
The Deputy Commissioner Passed directions to SE PWD(R&B) to constitute a joint team of officials from Police, BRO, Transport, DRM i-RAD/e Dar and depute them to visit the stretch from Sunderbani to Nowshera as this stretch is almost complete. The team will also visit the spots where maximum accidents occurred and ascertain the actual causes of the road accidents.
The meeting concluded with a collective commitment to the promotion of road safety and the overall well-being of the citizens of the district. These comprehensive measures, discussed and endorsed during the meeting, are being executed with full force, effectively transforming road travel within the district into a safer and more secure experience for all.
Officers who attended the meeting were CPO, Mohammad Khurshid; ASP, Vivek Shekhar; SE PWD(R&B); Devi Dayal; CMO, Dr. Rajinder Sharma; ARTO, Pawan Sharma; XEN PWD (R&B) Rajouri, Sardar Khan and other concerned officers.