KARGIL, JUNE 24, 2021: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve who is also the Chairman of the Regional Transport Authority/District Road Safety Committee Kargil chaired a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee at DC Office Kargil here today.
Members of the Committee comprising Executive Engineer PMGSY, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Kargil, Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Kargil, SHO Kargil, District Immunization Officer Kargil, In Charge Police Post Bazar Kargil, officers of Traffic Police Ladakh besides other concerned officers were present during the meeting
During the course of the meeting, ARTO Kargil Khadim Hussain apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the status of the registration of vehicles in the district besides other key issues.
The Deputy Commissioner while underlining the need to put in place an effective and workable road safety management system in the district, stressed on the committee members to take concrete measures in this regard. He also highlighted the need for a swift and responsive coordination mechanism among Police, Health Department, ARTO, SDMs and Tehsildars to ensure that road accident victims get prompt attention and medical care.
DC Santosh Sukhadeve was informed that 41 new applications for contract carriage taxis for Kargil district have been received.
The meeting was also informed that there are 1645 taxis and 96 mini buses operating in the district, and 3 new applications have been received, adding that 21 school buses are functioning and 5 new applications received.
The DC was also informed that requisitions for conversion of private cars into commercial taxis have also been submitted by the concerned.
The ARTO Kargil apprised the Deputy Commissioner that there is a requirement of roster to formulate equal requirement for equal distribution of routes to run the public transport more smoothly in terms of equal profit, convenience to commuters and timing for buses.
The Deputy Commissioner said that a decision in this regard will be taken after meeting with the transport unions.
As regards to measures required to tackle parking problem in Kargil Town, DC Santosh Sukhadeve directed the concerned officers to identify new locations in the town, particularly the Hussaini Park to be seen as a possible paid parking site. He also directed the concerned officers to submit the DPR for establishment of the two-storey mechanised parking complex near Kabadi Nallah.
Regarding use of cranes, it was decided that the same will be purchased by the concerned department or engaged through contracts.
DC Santosh Sukhadeve also directed to identify the blind-spots besides to take other corrective measures so that road accidents could be minimized. He also directed the concerned departments to install signages at roads for better traffic regulation.
The meeting was informed that traffic cones and barriers have been provided to the Traffic Police by the ARTO, Kargil.
The DC directed the concerned officers to ensure vaccination of all drivers. He also directed the members to make coordinated efforts to ensure safety on roads and prompt emergency care.