In a proactive move to enhance road safety and enforce traffic regulations, Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rakesh Minhas today chaired a crucial meeting with owners of petrol pumps here in the Conference Hall of the DC Office Complex.
The meeting was aimed to address the rampant issue of two-wheeler riders, including pillion riders, neglecting the use of helmets, thereby jeopardizing their safety and that of others, particularly pedestrians.The DC directed the owners of Petrol Pumps/Filling Stations not to sell or refill fuel to any two-wheeler rider without a helmet.
He also called for installing CCTV cameras with DVR in their fuel outlets within a week's time so as to clearly capture the footage of fuel buyers.Emphasising on the collective responsibility of both the administration and citizens to ensure road safety, the DC said these steps align with the larger goal of creating a secure and disciplined road environment for the well-being of the public.
The DC informed the meeting that a formal order in this regard has already been issued which will come into force from 15th December 2023 and any violation will lead to strict punitive action as per the law. Among others, ADC Kathua Ranjeet Singh, AD Food and Civil Supplies, Tehsildars and other officers were also present during the meeting.