*DC Doda discusses road safety measures at DRSC* _Directs ARTO to frame a comprehensive project report with regard to Automated testing driving track facility at Doda_

Publish Date : 15/07/2021
Doda, July 10:
The Deputy Commissioner Doda Doda, Vikas Sharma today chaired the meeting of District Road Safety Committee here at DC office Doda and discussed the road safety action plan.
The DC directed the ARTO to frame a comprehensive project report with regard to the establishment of Automated driving testing track facility at Doda, besides the DC directed the ARTO that the project shall be covering all important aspects.
Further the ARTO informed that the  paperwork regarding land availability for construction of ARTO office has been done and file has been submitted in the SQ section of DC office, adding to this the land for scrap yard has also been identified,the DC directed the ARTO to follow up the matter in coordination with Tehsildar, besides asked the ARTO to submit the report of analysis of accidents happened in the district in all respects.
Regarding the Audit of roads,the DC directed the ARTO to constitute a team comprising of ADC Doda, ARTO, Dy SP Traffic, Ex En PWD, GM NHIDCL, SP who shall review the existing measures taken into account, what is the present status of the roads besides what is to be done. DC informed that the mandate of the Committee shall be to make recommendations  to be implemented to improve the road infrastructure.
Regarding functioning of ambulance service the DC directed the CMO Doda to depute one representative from his office dealing the ambulance service with ARTO to Jammu on the coming Monday where they shall learn how does the 108 service is running so that it shall be replicated in the district for the functioning of ambulances at the disposal of health department Doda, besides asked the CEO to frame activities in collaboration with ARTO in the next fifteen days. 
Moreover the DC directed the executing agencies to install signages and milestones in all their roads, besides asked them to take strict action against those who ply their vehicles on those roads which are not approved for vehicular traffic.
Regarding strict enforcement of traffic measures the DC directed the ARTO to issue a circular as a member secretary of DRSC to all the executive Magistrates to challan the traffic violators in their respective jurisdictions, besides asked him to provide them necessary training in this regard in the upcoming days on priority basis.
The meeting was attended by CPO Doda, SP operations, ARTO, Executive Engineer PWD & PMGSY, Manager NHIDCL, CMO, CEO, besides the representatives of other members were also present.