Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to
introduce traffic management system with state-of-the-art
applications to minimize road accidents which claim hundred of
lives every year in this land-locked state.
"The state government is contemplating to introduce the
system by involving NGOs, police and transport associations to
create awareness among the masses on road and traffic safety
measures so as to minimize accidents," Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki said here on Friday.
He said all safety measures would be incorporated in the
new system including construction of separate parking places
for different vehicles including better road network,
construction of over bridges to control traffic snarl
including installation of CCTV cameras in crime vulnerable
areas of the state capital.
The chief minister who inaugurated the traffic and road
safety awareness campaign cum training programmes for drivers
organized by the traffic cell of the state police today,
further exhorted all and sundry to make Arunachal an
Tuki, who also holds the Home portfolio, directed the
state police to be more vigilant and adhere to strict checking
of fake driving licenses and under-aged drivers and penalized
them as per the prevailing law.
He also stressed on conducting compulsory training to
drivers in all the districts of the state saying that such
activities would create awareness among them and indirectly
He, however, said that the actual cost of the 557.35
km parallel road project may escalate to Rs 2500 crores or
even more and the state government has decided to bear the
remaining cost other than those approved by the Centre.
The state government will also bear the cost for land
acquisition for the road project and its maintenance and
construction bridges on the proposed project, the road
construction minister said.
A tract of 118 kms national highway located near the
proposed road project, including a bridge constructed on Koshi
river in Supaul district, will be modernized under various
schemes which will be additional to the 557.35 km parallel
road project, he said.