Monday, September 14, 2015

SC seeks details of road safety measures taken by AMC

The Supreme Court (SC) committee on road safety has asked Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on measures it has put in place to ensure safer city roads.
Earlier, the committee had sent a list of 16 road safety measures that were to be put in place in a time bound manner by June. The committee now sought an “Action Taken Report“ from the municipal corporation. The special committee was formed in April last year while hearing a writ petition 2952012.
The measures include formulating a state road safety policy. The committee has also asked the state to set up a body that will co-ordinate with police, roads and building department, health, education, local bodies and other departments on road safety issues.
The committee has also sought details of enforcement relating to drunk driving, over speeding, red light jumping and seat belt laws. The AMC has been asked to provide details of accident spots in the city and how the civic body has made road design changes to curb accidents.The committee has also asked to set up a road safety fund and a road safety action plan. Removal of encroachments from pedestrian pathways, implementation of traffic calming techniques like constructing road rumble strips, removing hoardings that may distract drivers.

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