Tough measures will streamline traffic in Srinagar, says SSP

29th Road Safety Week underway

SAQIB MALIK
Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 24 2018 1:28AM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2018 1:56AM
Tough measures will streamline traffic in Srinagar, says SSPFile Photo

SSP Traffic City, Tahir Geelani on Monday said there is a need to strike a balance between creating awareness and implementing stringent measures in order to streamline flow of traffic in Srinagar and ensure compliance of traffic rules.

“The department will employ both rules, awareness and stringent measures to deal with any sort of rule violations to reduce the number of fatalities on roads,” Geelani said on the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony of 29th Road Safety Week at Institute of Hotel Management, Raj Bagh. He said awareness events such as the Road Safety Week are effective for creating a good traffic sense among commuters. “Our endeavor is that people follow traffic rules which will be helpful to streamline flow of traffic and also help bring down accidents,” he said.

Regional Transport Officer, Khursheed Ahmad Shah said the road safety week has been initiated from all district headquarters.  “During this week seminars, rallies will be conducted and literature regarding traffic rules will be distributed among people to create awareness about road safety. We hope there is a drop in number of accidents,” said Shah, adding that last year 2600 road accidents took place across Kashmir. 

Shah said all concerned departments such as Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Srinagar Development Authority, Traffic Police and civil administration are working in sync with J&K Motor Vehicle department to ensure smooth traffic in city. “The Road Safety Week event is for creating awareness regarding traffic rules among masses to minimize the number of road accidents and traffic rules violations,” said Shah.

Earlier a car rally marking the road safety week was flagged-off from Raj Bagh to Lal Chowk. The road safety week will be observed till April 30.

 

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