Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, January 14
To reduce road fatalities, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Wednesday said the district administration has identified 45 black spots in an extensive road safety exercise and directed officials concerned to remove these spots at the earliest.
Chairing a meet of various departments at the District Administrative Complex, the Deputy Commissioner said Fair Farm Resort, Verka Milk Point Under Bridge, Y-Point Bhagat Singh colony, T-Point Hill View Kalia colony, Butta Singh Building Material Store, Pathankot Chowk, Lamba Pind Chowk, T-Point Suchi Pind, opposite JC Resorts, PAP Chowk, Rama Mandi Chowk, Birring Gate Dakoha railway crossing, Modi Resort, Dhanowali Road, Garha Road opposite Jawahar Nagar bus atand road, Chunmun Chowk, Avtar Nagar, Jyoti Chowk, Sheetal Nagar Maqsudan, Tagore Hospital, T-Point Jinda Road and Reru, have been identified as black spots.
He said in rural areas Pepsi factory Phillaur, Goraya Filling Station, bus stop Goraya, opposite Mansurpur Gate, opposite Lidhran Flyover, Bidhipur, Verka Chowk, Kishangarh Chowk, Adampur Chowk and Chitti Road have been marked as black spots.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that 14 black spots have been identified on the national highway. He said as per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a road is termed as a black spot when on any 500 metres stretch more than five accidents had taken place in three consecutive years, causing death and fatal injuries.
Thori directed officials to ensure the execution of rectification of these spots at the earliest adding he would also take up the matter at the appropriate level. He said he has already sanctioned Rs one lakh to the Road Safety Committee and if needed, he would also issue more funds for urgent corrective measures.
Thori asked officials to shift stray cattle from roads to Kaniya Kalan gaushala. He asked asked the National Highways Authority of India to get the approach roads of the highway repaired to facilitate commuters.
He asked the Municipal Corporation to ensure that all encroachments, especially on the main roads were removed.
Sub-Divisonal Magistrate Dr Vineet Kumar Sharma, Sanjiv Kumar Sharma and MC Joint Commissioner Shayari Malhotra, were present on the occasion.
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