*DC Doda inspected the implementation of Road Safety measures along the NH-244* _Directs NHIDCL to widen the vulnerable spots, install the crash barriers on priority basis, Also asked revenue authorities to evict the encroachments along the NH 244_

Publish Date : 09/09/2021
Doda, September 08:
To take the first hand appraisal of the implementation of the Road Safety measures along the NH 244, the Deputy Commissioner Doda, Vikas Sharma today inspected the realization of the measures, besides discussed other issues with regard to public safety with the concerned authorities.
Enroute from the Doda town towards Assar, the DC inspected various vulnerable/blackspots at Pul Doda, Khaleni, Malhori,Kanderi, Jathi and Assar area which requires immediate attention from the concerned quarters and directed the NHIDCL authorities to widen all the identified spots to avert the mishaps and to ensure the safety of the commuters on priority basis, besides asked them to install crash barriers and milestones at all the required spots with immediate effect.
The DC also directed the ACR Doda to physically evict the encroachments along the National highway in coordination with the NHIDCL authorities, besides asked the ARTO and Revenue Officials to identify a patch of land as per the required specification which shall be handed over to department for the construction of Driving test institute.
The DC informed the stakeholders of the Road Safety Committee that the road safety measures and public safety is the top most priority of the Hon’ble LG which needs to be implemented in letter and spirit across the district.
Earlier the DC convened a meeting in his office chamber with NHIDCL and Revenue Officials to discuss the issues pertaining to the ongoing construction of alternate highway of Sudhamahadev Khaleni, Thathri road and Thathri to Chamba highway.
During the meeting  detailed discussion was held with regard to all the issues, for which the DC directed the mediating Committee to take up all the issues of NHIDCL with the concerned authorities so that they shall be addressed in time.
Besides asked the NHIDCL officers to report all the issues to the designated committee at the DC office so that hassle free construction of the ambitious project shall be carried out in the district.
Among others ACR Doda, GM NHIDCL, Tehsildar Headquarter, ARTO Doda accompanied the DC during the inspection, besides the meeting was attended by ASP Doda, DTI Doda, and other officers of NHIDCL.