DDC Budgam asks for de-registration of private schools, seizure of vehicles violating traffic norms
Budgam, Feb, 28: Terming safety of school going children as a prime concern, the District Development Commissioner, Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganaie today instructed concerned to de-register private schools failing to comply traffic norms.
This was told by the DDC, while chairing Regional Transport Authority cum District Road Safety Committee meeting at Conference Hall Budgam. The meeting among others was attended by ADC Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, SP, Muneer Ahmad, SE Hydraulics, GA Beigh, CPO, Rafiq Ahmad CEO Fatima Tak, ARTO Mubashir Jan, Dy. CMO, Tehmeena Bukhari, Tehsildar Nusrat Aziz, Tehsildar Nisakul Farooq, Dy.SP Traffic, EOs, representatives from various transport associations and other concerned.
The DDC emphasized on all transporters to follow traffic norms in letter and spirit and ensure smooth public transport system in the district. He said schools using cabs, buses and other carriages to ferry students to and fro must meet all the prescribed guidelines otherwise not only vehicles shall be seized but also the violation shall be escalated to de-registration of schools concerned.
He instructed ARTO, DYSP Traffic to submit weekly report on action taken against the traffic violators across all routes in the district. Stressing on audit of roads, the DDC said that ARTO along with Police, R&B and other concerned shall inspect all roads and do the needful viza viz widening, blind spots and use of sign boards at all required places.
In order to ensure safe public transport system for the lady passengers, the DDC said that special lady buses shall be operated on various routes in Budgam.
The DDC urged transporters to replace old buses and mini buses with high tech buses besides asked them to join the district administration’s endeavor to start cab services on various routes to upgrade existing public transport system across the district.
Meanwhile, transport representatives raised their demands for redressal which include, establishing of driver shelters, development of Bus Adda Budgam, registration of sumo stands and cleanliness and garbage removal at all stands. The DDC assured that all their genuine demands shall be addressed on priority.
Later on DDC visited District Disaster EOC centre established at Tehsil Office Budgam and took stock of the arrangements and equipments procured for prompt response towards disasters. The DDC said that under SDRF funds, the district administration has procured various equipments including tents, life saving jackets, cutters, long shoes, spades, blankets, electronic gadgets etc worth Rs 15 lac for prompt reaction during disasters to mitigate loss or life and public property. He said that fool- proof system shall be put in place for the disaster management in the district.