In the wake of rising accidents, the State government will unveil a separate road safety plan for the Outer Ring Road (ORR). Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Friday instructed officials to prepare the safety plan which includes installation of cameras, speed guns and enforcement measures. Similarly, a committee is to be constituted to study issues relating to having a unified ambulance network, trauma centres, equipping hospitals to treat emergency management and trauma cases. The committee has been asked to submit its report within a week for the Chief Minister's approval.
The Chief Secretary conducted a meeting on road safety with all top officials concerned here. The officials underlined the need for making concerted efforts to minimise road accidents and fatalities in the State. Kumar stressed the need to improve data collection mechanism, which includes developing an app to capture and record information with geo coordinates and photographs whenever accidents happen. He asked officials to identify accident-prone locations and ensure that proper sign boards are put in place. The EMRI was asked to scale up training of volunteers for active bleeding control (ABC) which will have a much bigger impact in saving lives. A proper training programme for both government and institutional drivers will be conducted to sensitise them on road safety measures, the CS stated.