DM restricts entry of heavy vehicles, load carriers in Udhampur town


UDHAMPUR, JUNE 06: District Magistrate, Piyush Singla today issued a fresh advisory, restricting the entry of Trucks, Trollies and other heavy loaders in Udhampur town between 8.00 am to 7.00 pm during summer and between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm during winter.

The action has been taken in the wake of a tragic road accident that occurred on Wednesday and also to regulate the traffic management in the town.

According to the order issued by the DM, the location of the bus stand for Ramnagar and Dudu areas would be shifted to a new bus stand near Hanuman Mandir. Similarly, the buses plying towards Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar district will not be allowed to enter the city and shall adopt highway route from Phalata to avoid congestion in the city areas.

Meanwhile, the District Development Commissioner held a brainstorming session with the officers of District Road safety Authority, Councillors of Udhampur town and other stakeholders to work out modalities for tackling with the traffic issues in the town.

He asked the ARTO to conduct an audit of all route permits issued originating from Udhampur and rationalize them as per the actual requirement. The ARTO, Dy SP and District Police shall ensure strict penalty on traffic violators.

He directed the concerned to ensure that the minibuses must stop at the designated points only and in case of violation strict action including seizure of vehicle must be taken against violators. He also stressed that drivers must wear a proper uniform. ARTO was asked to organize sensitization camps for drivers and conductors in collaboration with various Matadors and Bus unions.

DDC further directed the ARTO to notify a  dedicated Whats App number for registration of complaints and encourage the public to register complaints against the traffic rule violators so that strict action is initiated against them. He further asked him to submit a fortnightly action taken a report to DDC in this regard.