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Adviser Holds Road Safety Council Meeting

Adviser Holds Road Safety Council Meeting


Chandigarh, 29th January 2020: A meeting of the Road Safety Council was held today under the chairmanship of Sh. Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator at UT Secretariat to discuss the road safety measures for the City.

Sh. Shashank Anand, SSP Traffic highlighted various aspects like road crash trends in the city, issues pertaining to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, elimination of dark spots, menace of beggars at traffic intersections etc.

It was also brought forth that the driver speed feedback LED sign boards have been installed at six road crashes prone locations to enhance self awareness of the drivers and no fatal road crashes were recorded at these locations so far.

The Adviser to the Administrator reviewed all the concerned issues such as installation of pedestrian pelican lights between sector 5 parking area and Sukhna Lake, Installation of strong iron grills on all dividers, Installation of blinkers on the roundabouts, rationalization of traffic light timing, Installation of cameras in dashboard in Ambulance, provision of lane marking direction arrows and intersections control marking on all major roads of the city.

In the meeting, SSP Traffic also highlighted that the Road Safety Education will be a part of school curriculum as the department has already prepared School Curriculum with SCERT for school children and a Road Safety Manual for driving licence applicants has been prepared by Mr. Harman Sidhu in coordination with Transport Department and Chandigarh Traffic Police.

Present in the meeting were Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary Home, Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Finance Secretary, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. KK Yadav, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Sh. Uma Shankar Gupta, Director CTU, Sh. Kapil Setia, Chief Architect.