Kolhan Commissioner reviews road safety measures in three districts

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19 black spots identified in East Singhbhum

Jamshedpur: Commissioner Vijay Kumar Singh convened a division level meeting to review road safety scenario in the three districts of Kolhan on Sunday. He directed officials of the three districts to take prompt measures to identify all black spots and take measures to prevent road accidents.

The Commissioner was informed that altogether 19 black spots had been identified in East Singhbhum. In West Singhbhum, five black spots have been identified while in Seraikela-Kharsawan, 11 such black spots have been identified. Both long-term and short-term measures have been taken for ensuring road safety in the three districts, he was told.

The Commissioner asked the officials concerned of the three districts to conduct regular helmet and seat belt checking. He said breath analysers should be used to curb drink driving. Action should also be taken against those breaking speed limits.

The Commissioner also discussed about the Baharagora trauma centre and ambulance facility along the highway. He directed National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) officials to install sufficient number of signage along the highway to prevent road accidents.

District Transport Officer of East Singhbhum gave few suggestions for enhancing revenue collection in the district. The Commissioner assured the DTO of holding a discussion on the suggestions for policy decision.

The DTO said Rs 2.63 crore was collected in revenue this year till October through road safety checking drive in the district.

Also present at the meeting, East Singhbhum DC Amit Kumar stressed the need to develop an integrated system for road safety and better traffic management in the district. He said new traffic control systems should be put in place at various strategic locations across the city with the help of Tata Steel and Jusco after taking feedback from the people.

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