Chhatrapur: Ganjam district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange directed installation of CCTV cameras around schools and colleges situated along the National Highways in order to curve accidents. The directive came at the Road safety Committee meeting held at the Collector’s conference hall Thursday.
He also directed to earmarking the accident prone zones and take subsequent steps to minimise the number of accidents.
Expressing his concern over the unnecessary humps on various roads in Hinjili, he directed the roads be free of unnecessary breaking. He put special attention to collecting fines, upping legal action against traffic violators, to put up barricade and proper signage along the National Highways.
On this occasion, Ganjam superintendent of police Brijesh Kumar Rai said the 38 kilometers Hinjili-Gajalbadi stretch touching Shergarh, Badgarh and Sorada is accident prone. He expressed his dissatisfaction as the concerned engineer is yet to take any steps for rumbles at action prone areas, putting up signage boards and putting traffic lights.
Expressing his anger over the project director of NHAI, Bhubaneswar division absence in two consecutive Road Safety meetings, Collector Kulange said that a warrant would be issued against the director for negligence.
Out of the 80 accidents in January 2019, 49 have died. 148 driving licenses have been cancelled for reckless driving and not wearing helmets. Fees from 8929 traffic violators have been collected.
Among others, additional superintendent of police Mayadhar Sethy, RTO Sanjay Biswal, district education officer Sanatan Panda, Visakhapatnam NHAI PD Prashant Mishra, additional health officer Dr B Pattanayak, Berhampur traffic police station IIC Sumant Kishan, members Anil Padhy and Basant Maharana and many others attended the meeting.