GUWAHATI, Dec 21 - From January to November of the current year as many as 189 people died in 615 road accidents that took place in different parts of the city, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration revealed in its data released today.
To address the issue, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) Biswajit Pegu today convened a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee and directed the officials concerned to analyse the reasons of the accidents and to find out effective ways to control road mishaps in the city.
Pegu also instructed the Crash Investigation Team (CIT) of the district to carry out an assessment in this regard. The DC also laid emphasis on strengthening the CIT.
Speaking at the meeting, District Transport Officer Gautam Das proposed to use radar-based speed enforcement cameras to control violation of traffic rules and Motor Vehicle Act in the city. Responding to the proposal, DC Pegu instructed him to immediately carry out a survey and prepare a detailed project proposal.