Dharamshala / 21 November / New Super India
Lok Sabha MP Kishan Kapoor said that road safety rules should be strictly followed in the district so that the accidents happening in the district every day can be further reduced. He also directed the concerned departments to run special awareness campaigns in schools and colleges to make the young generation aware about road safety and the evils of drugs. Presiding over the meeting of the District Level Road Safety Committee on Tuesday, MP Kishan Kapoor said that in India alone, around 1.5 lakh people lose their lives every year due to road accidents, out of which most of the people in the age group of 18 to 45 years are victims of road accidents. .
Kishan Kapoor said that awareness is necessary to prevent road accidents. For this, regular eye checkup camps for drivers, arrangements for better training in driving training schools and giving information about traffic rules to youth groups is necessary. Said that over speed should be completely monitored. Government and private sector employees should also be made aware about traffic rules through pamphlets. MP Kishan Kapoor said that traffic related sign boards should be displayed at various places on the roads and along with this, accident prone places should also be identified and sign boards should be installed there so that there is no possibility of accidents at any level.
MP Kishan Kapoor said that intelligence traffic system should be developed at various places on the lines of Dharamshala so that complete monitoring of vehicles passing through the road can be done and appropriate action can be taken against those who disobey. He said that emergency health care units should also be established at various places in the district so that those injured in accidents can get immediate treatment facilities.
Provide information to the general public about ‘Good Smartian Scheme’:
MP Kishan Kapoor said that a scheme called ‘Good Smartians’ has been started with the aim of motivating people to help those injured in road accidents. In this, a citation and a cash prize of Rs 5000 will be given to those who try to save the life of a road accident victim by taking him to the hospital during the ‘golden hour’ within the first one hour of the accident.
The objective of this scheme of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is to help people injured in road accidents and reduce the cases of accidental deaths. He said that wide publicity of this scheme should be ensured so that the general public can get information about it and the injured in road accidents can be immediately taken to the hospital.
Earlier, while welcoming the chief guest, RTO Pradeep Kumar provided detailed information about the steps taken in Kangra district regarding road safety. On this occasion, Superintendent of Police Nurpur Ashok Ratna, ADC Saurabh Jassal and SDMs and departmental officers of various sub-divisions were present.