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Take stringent action against traffic offenders, Satya Pal Malik directs officials

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and Monday asked the to take prompt action to alleviate the miseries of the people hit by heavy snowfall in the region.

Chairing a review meeting at the here, Malik said stringent action must be taken against traffic offenders. Overloading, over-speeding and all unfit vehicles must be penalised, the told the officials.

Malik said survey of damaged apple orchards due to heavy snowfall must be undertaken at the earliest, an said.

He assessed the adequacy of stock, fuel, supply of and other basic amenities in areas where heavy snowfall was reported.

The reviewed the schedules of examinations and preparedness of the school to facilitate students during the "harsh" winter months.

Expressing serious concern over frequent road accidents, the governor asked for strict compliance of road safety norms and the stern dealing with traffic offenders.

He advised the transport department to screen untrained and medically unfit drivers.

Reviewing the functioning of the health sector, the governor enquired about the preparedness to launch Ayushman Bharat - in the state.

BVR Subrahmanyam said the scheme will be launched on December 1 and all identified families would be provided by December 15, 2018.

The governor also reviewed the law and order situation in the state and the work being done by the district administration of Kishtwar to maintain peace.

Later, the governor emphasised the need for the to function with speed, efficiency and accountability.

Advisors to the governor Khurshid Ganai, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, BVR Subrahmanyam, DGP Dilbagh Singh, of Housing and Urban Development Department K B Agarwal, to Governor Umang Narula, Principal R K Goyal, of Finance Navin K Choudhary, of Planning and administrative secretaries of various departments attended the meeting.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:30 IST