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CS directs upgradation of traffic signals with ANPR, RLVD systems

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Helmet for pillion riders, seat belts for all passengers in 4 wheelers to be enforced

By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 10 Jun: Chief Secretary Radha Raturi held a review meeting and sought details from the Transport Department about the corrective measures taken after the death audit conducted regarding road accidents. She also issued instructions to implement a completely faceless challan system. She directed the officials to monitor the traffic system and challans with ANPR cameras across the state, especially in the border areas and on all main roads. She asked the officials to use drone cameras in the cities.

The Chief Secretary also directed the Education Department to make children aware about road safety in schools at least once every week. She also asked the officials to upgrade traffic signals with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras) and RLVD (Red Light Violation Detection) systems.

Chairing a meeting of the State Road Safety Fund Management Committee at the Secretariat here, today, Chief Secretary Radha Raturi also asked the departments concerned (Traffic Police and Road Transport) to strictly implement the rule regarding mandatory wearing of helmets by the pillion riders on two wheelers, and seat belts for every passenger in four wheelers to minimise road accidents in the state.

During the meeting, she also granted financial and in-principle approval for providing drone services in all 13 districts, integrating and updating traffic signals with ANPR and RLVD systems, installing high-tech motor bikes, radar speed sign boards with cameras, digital speed sign boards and variable message display boards, implementing the latest technology systems like body cameras, alcometers / breath analysers and portable sound systems for traffic police personnel.

She also directed the Transport and Police Department to work on public awareness through social media as much as possible for road safety. Issuing strict instructions to work with the vision of a Zero Accident State, she also granted financial and in-principle approval to the Public Works Department (PWD) for the financial year 2024-25 for the installation of crash barriers, road delineators and cat eyes, corrective work on black spots, parapet and cautionary sign boards, road marking, etc. The departments concerned were asked to ensure wider publicity of ‘Hit and Run and Good Samaritan’ campaign, and to work promptly on the action plan for determining the speed limit in a scientific manner as per the requirements of the state.

It was shared at the meeting that, last year, an amount of Rs 10 lakh has been awarded to 67 Good Samaritans. An amount of Rs 10 lakh is proposed for the Good Samaritan Scheme in the year 2024-26. The Good Samaritan Scheme of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of the Union Government has also been implemented at the departmental level in Uttarakhand. Under this scheme, if a person helps in providing first aid or ensuring relief and rescue operations for the victims of accidents or takes the accident victim to hospitals in case of non-availability of ambulance on time, then such a person will be considered for the Good Samaritan Award. Donating blood to persons injured in road accidents or arranging for blood donation will also be included under this scheme.

Director General of Police Abhinav Kumar, Principal Secretary RK Sudhanshu, Secretaries Arvind Singh Hyanki and V Shanmugam and other officers were present at the meeting.