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Timings of schools and colleges to be rescheduled in Salem city soon

Special Correspondent


Part of efforts

being taken to

avoid peak hour traffic snarls


SALEM: The timings of educational institutions in Salem city and in other important towns in the district will be rescheduled as done last year to avoid peak hour traffic snarls, said Collector K. Maharabushanam.

Presiding over the road safety meeting here on Wednesday, the Collector said that the school and colleges in Salem city should take steps to stop their vehicles at places where there were fewer vehicles.

Congestion

To avoid congestion, they should not stop their vehicles at places where town and moffusil buses halt.

Steps had been initiated through Department of Education to change the school and college timings in the city to avoid peak hour rush.

Awareness

The school administrations should extend help to make students understand the consequences of driving motor bikes without valid documents and licences. Awareness among parents and their wards on traffic rules and safety should be created, he urged.

The Collector also asked the officials from Salem Corporation to take immediate action against those who were dumping waste construction material on road sides, causing traffic problems and also jeopardizing the lives of motorbike users.

“They should be identified and brought under the purview of law immediately for their irresponsible behaviour,” he said.

Buses that had permits to go through Mallur, a suburban town, should go to the town since members of the public charged that many such buses were skipping the town by taking the bye-pass, he said.

Since many major accidents took place on the National Highways, the traffic and Highways patrol police units must book those who violate rules and lane discipline.

Officials including SP N. M. Mylvahanan, Salem Corporation Commissioner S. Natarajan, District Revenue Officer S. Palanisamy, City Deputy Commissioner of Police J. Ravindran, and Salem RDO S. Prasanna Ramasamy participated.

Road committee members and social workers including A. Radhakrishnan and Oxford Ramanathan, as well as members of the general public took part in the meeting.

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