Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday directed the district administrations to strengthen the enforcement activities in all state and national highways.
Holding a review meeting with district collectors and SPs through video conferencing on road safety, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed to take up surprise checks and massive enforcement activities in each month in a coordinated manner.
Padhi asked the collectors to work out road safety action plans at the district level and communicate it to Transport Commissioner within 10 days.
He also directed the collectors and concerned departments to do the road safety audit regularly and identify the black spots taking into consideration various vulnerable factors.
The state PWD and National Highway Authority were asked to give compliance to directions regarding black spots within 2 months. They were asked to take up road maintenance activities regularly and implement the interim measures in all 240 identified black spots within 3 months pending the permanent measures.
Further, the Chief Secretary directed the district collectors to popularize the Good Samaritan Policy put in place for recognizing the services rendered by the good Samaritans who help the accident victims by admitting them to the hospital.
Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan said the good Samaritans who help the accident victims should be felicitated and awarded in the public meetings so that such servicers become ideal for others.