Sivasagar deputy commissioner Dr M S Lakshmi Priya charing the District Road Safety Committee meeting on October 24, 2019. Image: Northeast Now

The District Road Safety Committee meeting of eastern Assam’s Sivasagar was held on Thursday.

The meeting held at Sukafa Conference Hall of DC’s office was chaired by deputy commissioner of Sivasagar Dr M S Lakshmi Priya.

Various road safety measures to be taken for the safety of the public were discussed in the meeting.

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) was instructed to provide proper sinages alongside the National Highways.

NHIDCL was also directed to identify accident prone areas.

The district transport officer was instructed to prepare a plan for creating awareness on road safety by including every department.

The deputy commissioner suggested to start awareness on road safety from Thursday.

The meeting resolved that the hospitals near National Highways should be equipped with basic health facilities for accident management.

It was also decided that road safety officer should be designated in each college for awareness at college level and college level awareness on road safety should also include parents of the students.

The dhabas and petrol pumps were directed for installation of CCTV.

The meeting was attended by PN Thakur, DIG, CISF; Amitava Sinha, superintendent of police, Sivasagar; Bidit Das, additional deputy commissioner; J V Tusing, commanding officer, 149 CRPF; Sanjeev Hazarika, district transport officer; principals of major colleges of the district besides other invitees.

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