JAMMU, JUNE 16, 2020: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today chaired a meeting of Urban Transport Environment Improvement Committee (UTEIC) to review and discuss the traffic management plan for AIIMS Jammu.

The meeting was attended by IGP Traffic J&K T. Namgyal, Commissioner JMC, Avny Lawasa, VC JDA, Babila Rakwal, Project Officer, NHAI, Ajay Rajak, Senior Town Planners, Engineers of PWD, CPWD, SP Rural Jammu and other concerned officers while Chief Town Planner attended the meeting through video conferencing.

The meeting discussed in detail several aspects of traffic management plan for AIIMS Jammu which is being established at Samba district of Jammu division.

The Engineers of the Central Public Works Department and Town Planner gave a detailed presentation on the proposed plan which contains major, minor roads, parking spaces, service road and other components of the project. All the committee members gave their valuable suggestions regarding improvement in the proposed plan.

It was decided in the meeting that the sound barriers and dust barriers shall be managed by the NHAI and CPWD shall make service roads and appropriately barricade the National Highway to stop pedestrian crossing ensuring free flow of traffic on NH.

The Committee also advised that AIIMS shall make a slip road for smooth merge of traffic on the NH-44. The completion certificate shall be issued after completion of construction of the building and access roads including service roads as per approved drawings.

The AIIMS will also ensure the provision for disposal of Bio- Medical waste within the premises to the satisfaction of Pollution Control Board and Jammu Development Authority. Besides, non-motorized transport corridors will be created in the campus.

Earlier, Divisional Commissioner convened a meeting with concerned officers regarding resumption of vehicular traffic on Mughal road for oil tankers and fruit trucks.

The meeting observed that the Mughal Road, connecting Shopian in South Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu region offers the shortest route to Kashmir and so acts as an important route for trade and commerce activities in the region. Hence, it decided to resume one-way traffic only for oil tankers and fruit trucks.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioners along with SSPs and other concerned officers of Shopian, Poonch and Rajouri participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

Divisional Commissioner asked the Deputy Commissioners to establish check posts at various locations enroute with adequate deployment of police personals. He also asked them to make arrangements for screening of the truckers besides instructing them not to allow any other vehicle on the road other than the permitted oil tankers and fruit trucks only.