Traffic management and road safety measures are in focus of J&K administration especially in light recent disruptions on Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Authorities have been monitoring the movement of trucks on Srinagar-Jammu highway especially fruit laden trucks so that they reach their destinations without being halted for days.
In order to fix the responsibility for the traffic management on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the government has attached SSP traffic in charge of the highway.
Recently Advisor to LG remarked that Traffic management has become technology-driven and necessary technological interventions are need of the hour for effective traffic management and road safety measures across Jammu and Kashmir.
He made these comments while chairing the 9th meeting of J&K Road Safety Council (RSC) at Civil Secretariat here.
He impressed upon them to identify the factors contributing majorly to road accidents and due measures should be taken to ensure that the occurrence of accidents is contained to its maximum possible extent. He also delved upon the officers to identify the critical black spots on highways as well as other roads immediately and rectify them on priority basis.
Highlighting that the Traffic department has a vital role in ensuring Road safety, he asked the officers of the department that enforcement of safety laws needs to be implemented in true spirit and necessary improvements should be taken in establishing an effective response system for accident management.