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CCTV CAMERA TO BE INSTALLED IN PUNJAB TO REDUCE DEATH RATE IN ROAD ACCIDENTS: LALJIT SINGH BHULLAR


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Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Wednesday, announced that CCTV cameras would be installed in the state of Punjab to reduce death rate in road accidents.

Instructing Principal Secretary Transport Mr. Vikas Garg to immediately prepare draft for the camera installation project during maiden meeting to review the situations of the Road Safety Traffic Management and Road safety here at Punjab Bhawan, the Transport Minister said, "the Punjab Government was deeply concerned over the untimely deaths in road accidents in the state and it was best time to adopt such measures to control the traffic in the state and enforce the traffic rules complying with the recommendations of the Supreme Court Committee."

Chairing the meeting of the Punjab State Road Safety Council, S. Bhullar asked the officials to take strict measure to reduce fatality of road accidents by 50% adopting various measures such as preparing, verifying and issuing of driving licenses through Automated Driving Test Stations and also checking of issue of Heavy Driving Licenses to the drivers of passenger transport and goods transport vehicles. It was also decided to strengthening the passing system of the vehicles because the bad condition of vehicles is also cause for number of accidents in the state. The other measures which require urgent attention of the government is to make the Trauma Care Centers (Level-II) operational in Khanna, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Ferozepur and Fazilka, besides creating Trauma Care Centres Facilities at all District Hospitals and all Government Colleges and AIIMS Bhatinda.

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