Traffic Management Plan for Rajouri finalised

RAJOURI, MAY 09:  The authorities today finalized the Traffic Management plan and reviewed the infrastructure requirement for smooth management of traffic in this border town and peripheral areas.

The plan was finalized in a meeting of officers held here today chaired by Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and attended by SSP Yougal Manhas, ADC Sher Singh, SP Traffic Mushtaq Choudhary, SE PWD Majid Khan, ExEN PWD Mushtaq  Raina, CO BRO Prakash Varshney, DPO Dr Abdul Khabir, ARTO Neeraj Kumar, officials from Municipal Committee, Education Department, MVD inspectors and DTIs.

It was decide to initiate installation of 1500 delineators procured for installation on Salani-Panja Chow-ITI Chowk, Gujjar Mandi, ALG-Kheora-Darhali, Jawahar Nagar and other vital stretches of roads to regulate one- way traffic.

It was further decided to issue notification for identifying No-Parking Zones and completion of yellow line. Any vehicle found parked in No-Parking Zone and beyond the yellow line of parking will be lifted by the recovery van. An amount of Rs 500/- was fixed as charges for expenses incurred on lifting of illegally parked vehicles. The meeting decided to initiate concerted drive for removal of encroachments from Right-of-Way along these vital roads and subsequent widening or decongestion of traffic.

Parking of vehicles will be allowed at New Bus Stand, behind PHE complex, old DIET Complex, Irrigation complex, Cooperative complex for Salani-Jawahar Nagar area and at DIET complex, Public Parking Kheora for ALG-Darhali stretch.

In view of new parking slots being constructed, the meeting  decided to seek the cooperation of general public in this regard. Parking line has also been marked on Dakbungalow road. Meanwhile, construction work on widening of Gujjar Mandi road has been allotted and will be completed in 2 month along with parking space.

It was further decided that no bus/mini-bus/tempo service will originate from any location other than notified by RTA. Permits of commercial vehicles and licenses of drivers will be cancelled in case of default. Detailed arrangements were discussed for initiating the drive to ensure smooth traffic management and stringent action against traffic violators.

BRO was asked for completion of RCC pavement on Drahali bridge site and patch work on Thanamandi road by 31st May while PWD will initiate upgradation of roads in city and peripheral areas.