Jalandhar, November 1(STN): In its effort to further improve road safety and traffic management, Punjab State Road Safety Council (PSRSC) conducted a district level training program on road safety for the officials of various departments in the local circuit house on Wednesday.
Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal and Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Major Amit Mahajan, Director General Lead Agency PSRSC R Venkatratanam emphasized the need to take all possible steps to prevent road accidents. He said that following the directions of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, the lead agency PSRSC has taken the initiative of district level training on road safety measures. He said that the lead agency had recently released Rs 4.5 crore to road safety committees for road safety and traffic management measures. The grant issued under the scheme is to be used for capacity building and development of various participating departments so that road accidents can be curbed, he said.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said that concrete efforts were being made to ensure road safety so that the deaths in road accidents reduced by at least 50 percent. He said that the people were made aware from time to time to follow traffic rules so that precious human lives can be saved by minimizing the mishaps.
The officials from Jalandhar, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar and Hoshiarpur of various departments including Traffic Police, Public Works, Transport, Health, and National Highway Authority of India participated.
On this occasion, Civil Engineer Dr. Rahul from Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar discussed engineering aspects of road safety and SDE PWD Kirat Dhanoa elaborated on road safety and traffic management measures to reduce the death rate by 50 percent.
Apart from this, TRIP Center, IIT Campus New Delhi Prof. Girish Agarwal introduced about traffic management, safe vehicles, traffic rules, driving license, enforcement etc. Associate Prof from PIMS Dr. Ankur Hastir gave detailed information about emergency care in road safety.