Monday, April 15, 2024

State Govt issues road safety advisory

Dimapur, July 22: The Government of Nagaland has issued road safety advisory in view of the heavy monsoon in the State resulting in frequent occurrence of landslide/depressions/rockfalls in vulnerable locations.
An official release said the unfinished road construction works due to the unforeseen COV1D-19 pandemic lockdown has rendered the road conditions additional risks of rockfalls, slides and unfavourable road surface conditions.
Informing that while the road authorities concerned will endeavour to attend to the dire necessities for ensuring undisrupted road communication, the Government requested commuting public/vehicles to adhere to following safety measures: Avoid night travels; ensure reliable mechanical condition of the vehicle before journey including proper lights, fog light etc; avoid halting/parking on slide/sinking prone locations; adhere to traffic norms of one way traffic on narrow stretches, give way to emergency vehicles – ambulance, army, security and essential services.
It also advised against overloading vehicles considering the vulnerable road conditions vehicular by restricting load capacity of 3-axels 10 wheelers with load capacity of 24 tones till improvement of weather. This is essential to avoid road blockages/avoidable accidents by overloaded mode of transports which is a regular problems encountered during raining season.
(Page News Service)