A Committee Will Investigate If There Are More Than Three Deaths In A Road Accident In UP
Lucknow, October 13 (TNA) If there are more than three deaths in a road accident, an investigation committee will be set up, the report will have to be submitted within five days. The state government has released the notification of Uttar Pradesh Road Accident Investigation Scheme 2023 on Thursday. Under this, if three or more people die in a road accident in the state, it will be investigated by a committee.
Separate committees will also be formed at the district and state level to coordinate these matters. Along with Thursday's notification, formats have also been issued on the basis of which the investigation is to be conducted. Details related to the accident will be recorded on this format.
In the notification issued by Venkateshwar Lu, principal secretary Transport, Assistant Divisional Transport Officer (Enforcement) has been made the nodal officer of the 'Accident Investigation Committee' to be formed in every district. In the Commissionerate districts, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) and in the remaining districts, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) will be the associate officer of the nodal officer.
In the districts, officers of Inspector or above nominated by the Traffic Inspector or Police Captain will be the members. Engineers and Divisional Inspectors (Provisional) nominated by the Executive Engineer (Provincial Division) of the Public Works Department will also be members. This committee will be formed only after the approval of the District Magistrate.
In case of a major accident, the station in-charge will immediately provide its information to the committee members. As soon as the information is received, the investigating police officer will have to immediately go to the accident site and inform other members also. The committee will meet to finalize the accident investigation report within five days.
NGO representatives will also participate
A 'District Level Coordination Committee' will be constituted under the chairmanship of the DM to coordinate among the members of the investigation committee and resolve any disputes. In this, apart from officers of Police, Health, Public Works Department, Transport and National Highway Authority of India, representatives of any NGO working for road safety will also be included.
For coordination at the state level, a 'State Level Coordination Committee' will be constituted under the chairmanship of the Transport Commissioner. Inspector General of Police, Traffic, Head of Department of Public Works Department, Additional Transport Commissioner, Administration and representatives of NGOs will be the members. Additional Transport Commissioner Road Safety will be its member secretary.