DC Fazilka expresses serious concern on road accidents, orders removal of illegal encroachments
Fazilka, April 22,2019: Expressing great concern on road accidents and illegal encroachments in the district during monthly meetings, the Deputy Commissioner Manpreet Singh Chhatwal today directed the concerned departments to strictly remove the illegal structures alongside national and state highways, while complying with the instructions of the courts.
Presiding over the meeting here at district administrative complex, Chhatwal directed the officers of concerned departments to remove the illegal encroachments to ensure the compliance of the court orders.
Addressing the officers of Traffic Police Administration, Public Works Department, Forest Department, Municipal Councils and Panchayats regarding road safety and encroachments along national and state highways, he instructed that they should work with close coordination to identify religious places, which have occupied government land illegally along major roads and these illegal structures should be removed as per the set instructions of the courts so that flow of the traffic could be smooth. He also directed executive officers of the Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayat that street lights in their jurisdiction should be in working condition. Forest Department, Mandi Board and PWD officials have been asked to ensure proper cutting of the trees along roads.
Chhatwal asked the traffic police officials to sensitize people about traffic rules and checking of over speed driving should be done time to time. Deputy Commissioner said that under safe schools vehicle checking, buses and other vehicles of the schools be critically inspected and vehicles should be confiscated in case of any violations. He categorically said that more traffic personnel should be deputed on duty to deal with the problem of traffic during the wheat season.
He asked Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dr. R.P. Singh to submit report to the Deputy Commissioner office after ensuring the removal of illegal encroachments along the national and state highways and roads falling under municipal councils and nagar panchayat limits. The Deputy Commissioner also assessed the performance of the Revenue Department, District Mining Foundation Agriculture and Health Department and directed the officers to clear the pendency of the work at the earliest.
Prominent amongst other, who were present during meeting; included Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dr. R.P. Singh, District Revenue Officer Mrs. Paramjit and officers of various departments.