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State sets to frame road safety policy

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Imphal, July 23: State government is all set to frame a state road safety policy at the earliest possible time. The decision to frame the policy was adopted during the meeting of the State Level Road Safety Council (SLRC) held yesterday with the Chief Minister of Manipur in the chiar . The meeting attended by M. Lakshmikumar Singh, Commissioner (transport), Govt. of Manipur and other top ranking government officials also discussed various other issues concerning Road safety measures being taken up by the state. After deliberation the state government had decided to utilise the fund collected from traffic offenders for road safety measures. For that the Finance department will release fund deposited or collected as compound fees/ penalties levied from the traf fic of fenders. A system will be worked out by Finance dept. so that fund so collected is readily diverted at source to Transport Deptt. whereby steady flow of fund is ensured for taking up Road Safety activities, a press statement said. It added that a pool of officials from line department. to be created under the Director Transport by transfer/ deputation to function as the Secretariat of the State Level Road Safety Council. Besides, a monitoring Cell will be created as Chief Minister Secretariat to monitor and regulate action being taken up by various line department. SP CID have also been instructed to submit interim report on fake driving licence investigation. The meeting also discussed in depth on the issue of stray ponies on the road which pose menace to the traffic. The meeting authorise the Commissioner YAS to find a suitable place for the loitering ponies at Heingang

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