DODA, SEPTEMBER 19: To enhance passenger safety, the District Administration Doda has introduced several measures to improve transport safety.
On the directions to District Road Safety Committee (DRSC), led by Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan (Chairman District Road safety Committee), the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has issued a mandatory directive to all private schools in the district, making it compulsory for them to install CCTV cameras in their buses used for student transportation. This move aims to ensure the safety of students during their journey within the town and surrounding Routes. Consequently, all private schools in the district have now equipped their buses with CCTV cameras to monitor the students during transit.
As per the directives from the MVD Department, the passenger vehicles, especially Maruti-Eeco and other vehicles, have already integrated with speed limit devices & GPS. These installations help control the speed of vehicles while travelling and provide real-time tracking of their locations. A demonstration was conducted to showcase the functionality of these systems. Notably, when a vehicle reaches a speed of 50 km/h, the system automatically intervenes to control the speed and prevent further acceleration.
In a thorough assessment of the newly installed speed limit devices, the MVD Department conducted extensive tests during long drives. Officers and officials from the department were present to oversee the testing process, ensuring the proper functioning of these systems.
The MVD also carried out inspections in the town to assess the functioning and maintenance of the CCTV cameras and GPS systems installed in school buses. It was confirmed that all schools have implemented the orders of CCTV camera installations.
Parents, students, bus drivers, and school administrators have expressed their appreciation for the proactive safety measures undertaken by the District Administration in Doda. These measures are aimed at preventing any untoward incident during student transportation.
The District Administration in Doda remains committed to improve passenger safety and has initiated actions such as installing CCTV cameras in school buses and implementing speed limit devices in Maruti Eco Vans. These measures are part of a broader effort to ensure secure and reliable transportation for the community.