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ARTO Kargil organizes brainstorming session for transport system, road safety

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ARTO Kargil organizes brainstorming session for transport system, road safety

KARGIL, OCTOBER 29, 2021: As a part of the series of events under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Iconic Week Celebrations, Assistant Regional Transport Office Kargil (Motor Vehicle Department) Ladakh organized a brainstorming session on transport system and road safety at Conference Hall ARTO Office Kargil here today.

Regional Transport Officer UT Ladakh Tsering Paldan was the chief guest on the occasion.

Coordinator Ladakh Ecological Development Group and prominent cultural activist Ajaz Hussain Munshi, Sajjad Hussain Assistant Professor Environmental Sciences Government Degree College Kargil besides other concerned officers and participants were present on the occasion.

10 students from Government Degree College Kargil were invited to present topics on different issues related to transport and pollution.

On the occasion, RTO Ladakh said that the responsibility of RTO is to keep the traffic management system operating in public interest. He said that the department is working to implement some facilities for public interest such as Vehicle Location Tracking System, Public Information Board, and mobile applications and said that they are also going to introduce panic button system in public transport for safety of the women folk.

RTO Ladakh further added that without public support the department alone cannot progress. He requested the students to spread the message among friends, family and villagers.

Talking about electric bus, he said two electric buses are already functional in Leh and 10 more will be made available in near future and few of them will be provided for Kargil District.

Earlier a short film on traffic safety rules was presented by ARTO Kargil while the students delivered their speeches on the occasion and also put forwarded some suggestions before the RTO and ARTO.

Aijaz Munshi and Sajjad Hussain also highlighted the responsibility of public and appealed people to play their role for traffic management.

At the end, Assistant Regional Transport Officer Kargil Khadim Hussain thanked the chief guests, other guests, students, participants and media for their cooperation in making the event successful.

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  1. Salam, all our efforts go waste when we can’t check traffic jam in main Bazar n in its connecting lanes like Goma Kargil Road, Road passing through Poyen market and also the road through Baroo colony. Main reason behind traffic Jam on these road is PARKING OF PRIVATE VEHICLES ON ROAD SIDES. At these places people hv raised multi storey Ed rental houses, the tanents of these houses park their vehicles on road side in front of their rented sets, if a house has 50 tanents, 50 vehicles stand in front of that house occupying half the width of the narrow road, that results in Traffic jam especially during rush hours. On occasions when the kargil bazar road is blocked due to some public procession etc the whole traffic is diverted on the road leading through Poyen market thus Traffic jam remains there for hours due to these parked pvt/commercial vehicles.
    So our RTO/Administration must take some hard steps to vacate this parked vehicles on road sides, the public road is meant for movement of public vehicles not a parking place for these rented houses n house owners, they must hv no right to park their vehicles on these narrow roads becoming hindrance to traffic flow.
    Kindly consider the suggestion as this minise is becoming harder n Hader day by day with increase in number of vehicles in the district. Thank u.

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