Mehbooba for synergised approach to improve traffic management in the State

Stresses on twin approach of ultra modern public transport, strict traffic law enforcement to achieve the goal

SRINAGA: Asking for undertaking major reforms in the urban mobility sector, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked for a synergised approach by Transport Department, Traffic Police and Municipal authorities to improve the traffic management system in the State.

Chairing a review meeting of the Transport Department here today, the Chief Minister directed adoption of a twin approach of ultra-modern public transport facility coupled with strict implementation of traffic laws to ensure that the desired results in this regard are achieved.

Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Sharma was present in the meeting.

The Chief Minister asked for clearly delineating the inter and intra district transport facilities for which she suggested use of colour coding scheme. She asked for improving the condition of footpaths and clearing these from the encroachments so that a free pedestrian path is ensured along roads.

Mehbooba Mufti directed procurement of zero pollution low floor buses so that these become a preferred and convenient choice for the commuters. She also asked for developing bus bays for stoppage and pick and drop of passengers without any disruption on the traffic movement.

The Chief Minister directed strict enforcement of traffic laws to prevent accidents. She specifically directed ensuring use of helmets by the bikers while driving and crackdown against rash driving and those who do not possess licenses. She also directed to enforce use of parking slots by the drivers rather than parking on the roads. For this, she asked Traffic Police to undertake an intense awareness campaign.

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas; Vice Chairman, JKSRTC Haji Pervaiz Ahmad; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal; Commissioner-Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Hridesh Kumar; Commissioner Secretary, Public Works Department, Sanjeev Kumar; Commissioner  Secretary, transport Department, Hemant Kumar Sharma; IGP, traffic, Jagjit Kumar; Transport Commissioner, Sougat Biswas and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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