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School managements in Sopore asked to follow traffic rules to curb roadside jams

02:17 AM Jun 10, 2024 IST | GHULAM MUHAMMAD
school managements in sopore asked to follow traffic rules to curb roadside jams
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Sopore, June 9: In light of the persistent traffic congestion observed at various points, particularly near private educational institutions in Sub District Sopore and specifically in Sopore town, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Sopore, Shabir Ahmad Raina has issued the order directing all proprietors, chairmen and Heads of Institutions (HOIs) of both private and government educational institutions in Sub District Sopore to comply with the traffic rules at all the times to facilitate the efficient movement of vehicles, and reduce the inconvenience faced by the general public.

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The directive has been issued in response to the persistent issue of private vehicle owners occupying roads while transporting students to and from schools who then park their vehicles on the roadside, causing congestion and obstructing the flow of traffic.

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In the order issued it is mandated that student pick-up and drop must occur within the premises of the respective institutions, thereby avoiding any occupation of public roads to facilitate a smoother traffic flow for the general public. Furthermore, owners and drivers of private vehicles must possess legitimate vehicle documents.

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Those found violating this directive, including lacking a driving license, commercial permit, vehicle fitness certificate, or other required documents, will be held accountable.

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As per the order, the school authorities are required to verify that no vehicles are using LPG gas as fuel, in violation of traffic regulations, and report any such instances to the ARTO for legal action. The CEO MC Sopore was asked to deploy officials in the municipal area to prevent the parking of vehicles on main roads.

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Additionally, the Executive Engineer R&B Sopore/Watergam was directed to ensure that public roads are not occupied by school or private vehicles, thereby avoiding inconvenience to the public. The ADC directed the ARTO Sopore to conduct frequent inspections to ensure all vehicles have valid documents. Moreover, the SDPO Sopore was directed to deploy personnel at key locations to maintain traffic discipline and ensure the smooth regulation of traffic flow in Sopore Town.

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