DC directs Authorities to work on Road Safety measures in city at the Earliest
A high level meeting headed by Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M) Virendra Mittal was conducted at Circuit House, Guwahati on Thursday.
It was decided in the meeting that all major road accidents reported in the city will be thoroughly investigated to find out the reasons behind the accidents.
Awareness programmes regarding road safety and measures to prevent accidents will be organised among the public of the city.
The District Transport Officer (DTO) revealed that in many cases there are mismatch in the data of reported accidental deaths provided by police and hospital authorities.
The DC also directed the transport department officers to organise awareness campaigns which would enlighten the public about availing the benefits of Solatium Scheme. The hit and run insurance fund is a scheme formed by the Central Government to compensate victims of hit-and-run car accidents.
The DC raised the issue of proper traffic and road safety signage in the city. He directed the PWD to install the required signage across the major roads of the city at the earliest.
The DC also directed the Transport Dept, the Health and Family Welfare Dept and the City Police to jointly work on schemes for the construction of foot over bridges and subways across the city.
DC conducts meeting at Circuit House regarding road safety in Guwahati | G Plus Photo