MEERUT: Administration in Meerut on Wednesday decided to give a Rs 2,000 cash reward to those who extend help to road accident victims and take them to hospital. Such a scheme is already in place in other parts of the state and also in neighbouring Delhi. The administration also decided to put up retro reflective tapes at 39 crossings in the district to curb accidents during night.
Ram Chandra, additional district magistrate (administration), said, “It has been decided to ensure that rumble strips are set up at black spots, which are accident-prone areas. Instructions have been given to the regional transport officer, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and SP traffic to inspect these black spots and see the corrective measures that can be taken.”
A meeting was conducted on a nine-pointer demand with transport officials in attendance.
Additional regional transport officer (ARTO) Dinesh Chandra said, “To encourage people to help accident victims, Rs 2,000 cash reward will be given to the Good Samaritans. In this regard, a board will be set up at government hospitals and police stations and police personnel will be instructed to make sure that no question is asked from those who bring accident victims to hospitals.”
There are a total of 21 black spots in Meerut including 14 hotspots on national highways, two on state highways and five on district crossings. Additional regional transport officer Shweta Sharma, said, “At least 39 spots have been identified where retro reflective tapes will be set up so that driving during night doesn’t become accident-prone here.”Source: Times of India