GUWAHATI, Dec 14 - A meeting of the Kamrup Metro Road Safety Committee was held today at the DC�s office here under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu.
The meeting discussed the issues behind reasons for road accidents and steps taken to prevent them, said an official statement.
Dr Angamuthu, who also heads the District Road Safety Committee, stressed greater coordination among various agencies, including the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), PWD (Roads), Traffic Police, Transport Department, Health Department and others in this regard.
The GMC has been asked to remove illuminated display boards from all the roads as it was felt that they distract drivers. The DC also emphasised removal of vending on footpaths.
The meeting also decided to take steps for improvement of infrastructure in the civil hospitals at Sonapur and Khetri to cater to victims of road accidents.
Dr Angamuthu directed the Transport Department and Traffic Police to intensify drives against drunk driving in the city.
It was also decided to hold road safety seminars in educational institutions in the city to sensitise the young minds.