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DC Santosh chairs preparatory meeting for Road Safety Month 2024 in Leh

DC Santosh chairs preparatory meeting for Road Safety Month 2024 in Leh

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Leh: Deputy Commissioner Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve chaired a meeting Saturday to discuss the preparations for the upcoming Road Safety Month that is observing from January 15 to February 14, 2024 all over Leh district.

The meeting discussed at length various initiatives for the road safety month viz awareness rally, engagement of volunteers, medical checkup of drivers, publicity of the events, training on first aid to drivers and public and other road safety measures.

The Deputy Commissioner while admitting the fact that road accidents are on high in the country and Ladakh being a high altitude and rough terrain area advised for various measures to ensure a successful conduct of the upcoming road safety month.

Pertaining to awareness on road safety, he directed the concerned officers to involve NGOs, faith leaders, theatre groups and other publicity measures to create awareness among public.

The DC instructed to identify blind spots, bottle necks, lack of illumination areas, areas needed crash barriers and no network zones on the national highway so that measures to rectify could be initiated during the road-safety month.

He noted that installation of sign boards for hospitals, ambulance, first aid, police and other emergency services on road sides are necessary.

He further directed to make arrangements for medical checkups of government drivers, taxi drivers and truck drivers during the road safety month.

He also emphasised on sensitization of the drivers regarding other safety measures in Ladakh like acclimatization of tourists, good behaviour with the passengers and to ensure life safety first.

He further directed the Sub-Divisional Magistrates to conduct activities in their respective sub-divisions during the month.

The meeting was attended by ASP Traffic, Leh, Regional Transport Officer, Leh, Chief Medical Officer, Leh, Chief Education Officer, Leh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Leh, all SDMs of Leh District along with BMOs, Deputy Director, NYK, Leh, Assistant Director, DIPR, and Motor Vehicle Inspector, ARTO Office, Leh.

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