Road safety Committee meet; improvement on safe road, DC orders

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Mangalore, June 24:  Close on the heels of citizen’s complaints about the unscientific model roads, condition of the gutters(drains) and speed brakers (humps) N Prakash,DC has ordered the authorities responsible to respond immediately to rectify the same.


Mallikarjun, regional road and transport commissioner and secretary of district road safety has tabled all the matters discussed during previous meeting and details of complaints received from the public in front of the members present in the meeting.


DC also directed the regional road and transport authorities, MCC engineers and mobile police jointly to decide about the place of investigation and all the matters should be minutely examined/studied.

With regard to the construction of auto stand and bus Bays, RTO Mallikarjun said that already list for the construction of 181 auto stands has been prepared after conducting survey.

It was also discussed about the construction of bus Bays on the Mangalore-Udipi national highway.DC also instructed to release immediately Rs 30 lakh for the construction of flyover at Padil.

Besides MCC authorities and police department have been instructed, for the convenience of Capithaniya school children to construct speed brakers, zebra crossings near the school and sign board with the writing of “School Zone” on it.

It has also been decided to install signal light at PVS and Bunts circles because of the heavy traffic and it has been also observed that even without bus stop at Karanglapadi, some private and KSRTC buses are stopping and discussed about prohibiting the practice of stopping buses at Karanglapadi.

SP Abhishek Goyal brought to the knowledge of members presented in the meeting that since, in places like Belthangady and Bantwal region, some jeeps without permit are ferrying commuters and therefore buses are not plying in this route and suitable action to be taken against this practice, he said.

But by stopping completely, the practice of commuting passenger by jeep without permit, may lead to hardship to the public. Therefore it is suggested to bring those jeeps under the jurisdiction of laws by giving them yellow board.DC has instructed the RTO to act on the basis of SP’s statement by writing to the government.

Further it was also discussed about the construction of truck/bullet truck terminals for the benefit and to discourage the truck and bullet truck drivers from parking their vehicles on the road side.

With regards to safety of school children in the school vehicles government has already passed an order in this regard and responsibility of strict implementation is resting on district administration.

Close on the heels of Perne gas tanker tragedy, RTO has directed all the major oil companies to employ two drivers in their tankers besides being introducing mobile patrol to respond in case of emergency.

It has also been decided to install “No horn zone” board near Jyothi circle and wenlock hospital.

Shreekanth Rao, MCC Commissioner, ACP Subramanya, Bus owners, Autorickshaw union leaders and public were present in the meet.


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