DC DIRECTS OFFICERS TO FIX SPOTS IMMEDIATELY TO SAVE PRECIOUS LIVES
Jalandhar, January 13,2020: To reduce road fatalities by improving road safety, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today said that the district administration has identified 45 black spots in an extensive road safety exercise and directed the officials to remove these spots at the earliest for saving precious lives.
Chairing a meeting of various departments today at the District Administrative Complex, the Deputy Commissioner said that in the Commissionerate area, Fair Farm Resort, Verka Milk Point Under Bridge, Y-Point Bhagat Singh Colony, T-Point Hill View Kalia Colony, Butta Singh Building Material Store under Police Station-8, Pathankot Chowk, Lamba Pind Chowk, T-Point Suchi Pind, Opposite JC Resorts, PAP Chowk, Rama Mandi Chowk, Birring Gate Dakoha Railway Crossing, Modi Resort, Dhanowali Road, Garha Road opposite Jawahar Nagar Bus Stand road, Chunmun Chowk, Avtar Nagar, Jyoti Chowk, Sheetal Nagar Maqsudan, Tagore Hospital, T-Point Jinda Road and Reru have been identified as black spots.
He said that in rural police jurisdiction, Pepsi Factor Phillaur, Goraya Filling Station, Bus Stop Goraya, Opposite Mansurpur Gate, Opposite Lidhran Flyover, Bidhipur, Verka Chowk, Kishangarh Chowk, Adampur Chowk, and Chitti Road turn have been marked as black spots.
Similarly, the Deputy Commissioner stated that 14 black spots have been identified on NH roads.
He said that as per the union road transport and highways ministry, a road is termed as the accident black spot when on any 500 meters stretch of that road more than five accidents had taken place in three consecutive years, causing death and fatal injuries.
He directed the officials to ensure the execution of rectification of these spots at the earliest adding he would also take up the matter at the appropriate level. He said that he has already sanctioned Rs One Lakh to the Road Safety Committee and if needed, he would also issue more funds for these urgent corrective measures.
Thori also asked the officials to shift the stray cattle from the roads to Kaniya Kalan Gaushala as this menace has also a serious cause of road mishaps.
The Deputy Commissioner asked NHAI to get the approach roads of the National Highway repaired to facilitate the commuters. He said that this needs to be checked with a heavy hand so that traffic nuisance was checked.
He also asked the Municipal Corporation Authorities to ensure that all the temporary illegal encroachments especially on the main roads were removed which are also causing accidents.
Prominent among present occasion included SDMs Dr Vineet Kumar Sharma, Sanjiv Kumar Sharma, MC joint Commissioner Shayari Malhotra and others.