All vehicles to keep lights on in day time to avoid mishaps, says CM
Bus service for girls to be started across the state
Ranchi: Presiding over the State Road Safety Council meeting, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that road accidents must stop in one year.
“Road accidents in Jharkhand should be an exception. The damage of human resources in road accidents must stop. Trauma centres should be made in accident prone areas of highways. Traffic rules should be strictly abided. Driving in an inebriated condition, without helmet and over speed driving must stop. The person sitting on the back of the bike must wear helmet. Breath analyzers will be used by the police patrol teams. Bus and truck owners’ unions should spread awareness among drivers.
In case of accidents, highway patrolling and ambulance should reach the spot soon,” the CM said.
The CM said in trauma cases, the doctors should attend the victims first. “The civil surgeons should display information regarding treatment on notice boards of all hospitals by December. Careful, instant and intensive action should be taken in this regard. On highways, 108 ambulance services should be there at the distance of 50 km so that the victim should be accessed soon,” he said.
Das said girls from remote areas should be provided bus facilities from January. He directed the state authorities concerned to conduct a meeting with the bus and truck owners association on 16th December this year. Vehicles should move with lights on during the daytime to control accidents. The traffic officials should fine people who do not abide by the new system from January, said the CM.
The CM stressed on issuing bus permits to connect rural and urban areas. Those who are interested in running such bus services will be provided loans from banks under Start Up India scheme, he said.