Members of JCS alongwith prominent citizens posing for a group photograph in Jammu on Tuesday.

Transport Commissioner, Dr. Owais Ahmed reviewing preparedness for smooth conduct of 31st National Road Safety Week on Tuesday.

31st Road Safety Week 2020 from January 11 to 17.
JAMMU: Transport Commissioner, Dr. Owais Ahmed chaired a meeting here on Tuesday and reviewed the preparedness for smooth conduct of 31st National Road Safety Week. The week is being observed from January 11 to 17, 2020 across the UT of J&K.
It was informed that this year’s ‘Road Safety Week’ would focus on spreading awareness about traffic rules and regulations and for safe driving among the people in general and teen agers in particular.
The meeting was attended by the Director State Motor Garages, ZH Choudhary; Joint Transport Commissioner, Gurmukh Singh; Additional Secretary Road Safety Council, RK Bhat; Additional Transport Commissioner, Swarn Singh; Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Dhanatar Singh; SSP Traffic Joginder Singh; SSP Traffic Rural ML Kaith; Joint Director Education Shokat Mahmood; General Manager, JKSRTC, Parmjeet Singh and ARTOs.
The Transport Commissioner said that around 80 percent of road transport accidents are preventable and it is very important that awareness programmes are organised with active involvement of youth to prevent such accidents.
He stressed upon concerned Departments to complete the necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of Road Safety Week and related events would be organized at all District Head Quarters to spread awareness among masses regarding basics of driving.
The meeting was briefed that after inaugural function, Walkathon and Flag off Rally RADMS would start from Gulshan Ground Jammu.
“Besides Road Safety awareness cum health check up, rose gift campaign to aware Traffic violators will be held from Maheshpura Chowk to Railway Station Jammu” the meeting was told.
The TC directed the RTOs and ARTOs concerned to replicate the events in all districts of the UT.
He stressed on the need to give wide publicity to safety measures such as use of helmet and seat belts.
The meeting was informed that the event would also include distribution of pamphlets at major rotaries in Jammu city. “An interaction with media will also be organised at Wave-mall, followed by a painting competition on the subject”, the meeting was informed.