DC AND CP ASKS NHAI OFFICIALS TO MAKE RAMA MANDI CHOWK OPERATIONAL SOON BUT AFTER ENSURING SAFETY OF COMMUTERS

ENSURING SAFETYASKS NHAI OFFICIALS TO COME WITH DETAILED SAFETY REPORT ABOUT MERGING POINTS ON OCTOBER 10 MEETING
•INSPECTS TRAFFIC MERGER DURING TRIAL RUN
Jalandhar October 7 (Gurkirat Singh)- The Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to make the Rama Mandi chowk flyover operational soon but after making necessary modifications to minimize chances of mishaps on the traffic merger points for ensuring safety of commuters. After chairing a meeting with the officers National Highways Authority of India, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Police said that the civil and police administration was firmly committed for ensuring safety and security of people besides facilitating them for smooth commuting on the road. The Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Police said that the flyover was very significant to streamline traffic movement both in city and on the national highway adding that three merging points from where traffic from Ludhiana side, Hoshiarpur side and traffic coming over from Rama Mandi flyover meet was vulnerable and the NHAI must ensure that the movement of traffic was smooth at this point after making design improvements by installing traffic signage boards for the commuters. They said that technical parts of the Flyover must be dealt by the authority efficaciously. The officers said that the only concern of the administration was to ensure safety and security of commuters. Both the officers also warned the authority officials that in case any casualty takes place on the road that the entire onus would be on NHAI. They also asked the National Highways Authority Officials to come in the next meeting on October 10 with detailed report about safety measures on these merger points. They said that administration was duty-bound to protect life and property of the commuters by minimizing the risk of this one of the most, busy highways of the country. On the occasion, ADC Mr Jasbir Singh, Deputy Commissioner Of Police Mr Gurmit Singh, Mr Naresh Dogra, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. Gagnesh Kumar and others were present.

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