Panchkula road safety panel to discuss 41-point agenda today

Panchkula road safety panel to discuss 41-point agenda today

Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh will preside over the monthly meeting of the District Road Safety Committee at the conference hall, Mini-Secretariat, in Sector 1 here tomorrow. Photo for representation only. File photo

Panchkula, September 19

Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh will preside over the monthly meeting of the District Road Safety Committee at the conference hall, Mini-Secretariat, in Sector 1 here tomorrow.

Amarendra Singh, District Transport Officer-cum-Secretary of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), said a 41-point agenda, including road accidents, checking and challaning of school buses and accident-prone spots, would be discussed during the meeting.

He said they carried out inspection of school buses in August under the safe school vehicles scheme.

“Checking is still under underway as per the schedule issued for the current month. Several teams of transport, education, police and Haryana Roadways are visiting schools and inspecting buses to ensure that these vehicles meet all prescribed norms,” he said.

Fitness certificate of buses was also being checked for safety regulations, he said.

Action taken on the accident-prone spots identified by the Public Works Department (PWD), the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) during the last meeting would also be reviewed.

Apart from this, Singh said the plan to develop seven stretches of 5-km each and develop them as accident-free “model roads” would be analysed. — TNS

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