City needs smooth, accident-free traffic management: DRSC

Ujjain : A meeting of the District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) was held at Simhastha Fair authority office under the chairmanship of MP Chintamani Malviya on Saturday.

The proposal to make accident free traffic arrangements on Indore Ujjain road and within the city was unanimously passed by the members of the committee. Malivya gave directions to officials concerned to take every possible effort to make the proposal successful.

Addressing the meeting Malviya said tourists do visit the city but often get disappointed over the traffic management here. He objected to the behaviour of auto rickshaw drivers, which leaves bad impression on visitors.

Malviya underscored the necessity to wear uniform compulsorily with nameplates by drivers while driving public conveyance vehicles. Prepaid booths should be conducted properly at various areas of the city, he added. The regional transport officer was instructed to conduct character certification of drivers and conductors of school buses. He also insisted on regular checking of fitness of school buses. Addressing the meeting, energy minister Paras Jain gave instructions to penalise bus operators if they stopped buses on busy roads and allowed passengers to board midway.

Jain also expressed his dissatisfaction over the working styles of the traffic police in the city and advised the deployment of new traffic policemen to improve traffic management in the city. Member of the committee Madan Sankhala also objected to corroded school buses being operated in rural areas.

During the meeting the SP and collector gave instructions to take strict action against drivers and conductors who damaged road dividers.In the meeting it was informed that 2200 auto-rickshaws were being operated in the city with 500 four wheeler public vehicles Tata Magic.

A member of the committee Mahendra Gadiya demanded to improve traffic management at Dewasgate area by disallowing private buses to be parked on the road in the area, which often led to disruption of traffic in the area.

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