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Road maintenance and Traffic management as a responsibility.

Start Date: 16-07-2019
End Date: 01-07-2022

Road maintenance and Traffic management as a responsibility. ...

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Road maintenance and Traffic management as a responsibility.

Road connectivity makes a crucial contribution to the growth of the state and its economic and social development. Almost every passenger, commercial and industrial transports are carried out through roads in Arunachal Pradesh. The increase in the private vehicle ownership and urban transports has led to overburdening of roads not only in Itanagar and Naharlagun but all major cities of the country. This exaggeration of road promptly reduce the quality of roads, and most of the expenditure is spent on the maintenance of roads every year rather than expansion of the roads. The variations in weather and climate also make it extremely difficult to control the quality of roads in the state.

The roads in urban towns are exceedingly congested due to heavy traffic caused by private, commercial and government vehicles. Traffic issues in the state capital and Naharlagun town areas have turned into a huge menace for the commuters. It has turned into a harsh cliché where bad roads create traffic issues, and the traffic ceases any scope for the development of new roads. The daily struggle and effort of dodging traffic, pollution and rash drivers may cause chronic stress and many physiological problems. Traffic not only creates congestion issues, but it also gives rise to air pollution and sound pollution.

The capital administration and the citizens will have to work in tandem if the state wants to fight the traffic menace in the state capital and see any improvement in traffic and eventually in the lives of the citizens. But this might not be possible if the commuters continue to abuse the roads and break traffic rules. Maintaining traffic rule is a responsibility that should be followed by everyone including individual, commercial, private and government commuters.

MyGov Arunachal Pradesh seeks suggestions from the citizens on how the quality of the roads can be maintained and traffic issues can be managed by the administrations.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

Expertise will be needed to carry out a number of key functions including:

provision of strategic advice to the corporate management group for improvement of road safety outcomes and delivery of allocated national road safety strategy actions;
support for the regions, including training courses, to progressively increase understanding and application of the Safe System approach and related tools;

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

FACILITATING MAINSTREAM APPROACHES
The Road Safety Policies Team: Within a road authority exists a group of professionals with accountability for initiating road safety policy and guideline development (usually a road safety engineering team or section) and for making relevant recommendations to the senior corporate group which carries a considerable responsibility. Such a Group needs to be prepared to put forward policy positions that would reduce crash risk on the network

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

SUPPORT NEEDED FROM OTHER AUTHORITIES FOR SATISFACTORY ROAD USER COMPLIANCE
The road authority has an obligation to support achievement of:

the level of road user behaviour that was assumed in the design for new road works;
the level of behaviour required to achieve safe operation of the existing network.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

SUPPORT NEEDED FROM OTHER AUTHORITIES FOR SATISFACTORY ROAD USER COMPLIANCE
The road authority has an obligation to support achievement of:

the level of road user behaviour that was assumed in the design for new road works;
the level of behaviour required to achieve safe operation of the existing network.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

All of these matters are associated with safe operation and use of the network. These operational characteristics are a key determinant of the level of crash risk experienced on the network. Considerably more active coordination effort than usual will be necessary for the agencies to achieve effective safety outcomes in these ‘separated responsibility’ situations.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

It is recommended wherever possible that these responsibilities be made part of a road authority’s role. If this cannot be achieved, the road authority must be given powers to be involved (with their agreement) in establishing guidelines and standards which will be applied for these responsibilities.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

This can be complicated in situations where responsibilities are divided or separated between departments. Examples of this may include the setting of speed limits, traffic management planning and the management of heavy vehicle operation. These functions may be carried out by a different department to the road authority (e.g. Department of Transport or Police). In these instances, there is the challenge of reaching agreement with other departments about consistent practice.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

IMPACT OF SEPARATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES ON ROAD SAFETY PERFORMANCE
A priority safety focus for road authorities will include infrastructure safety, land use and access control from land abutting road reservations and speed limit setting, the Safe System approach requires all the elements affecting safety on the network to be taken into account by the road authority when discharging its responsibilities.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

As an example, road authorities may have a duty of care to identify, assess and prioritise risks, and take reasonable measures to address them. This obligation typically covers all road users (including pedestrians, bicyclist, and emerging mobility devices), and covers the full road reserve (i.e. including roads and roadsides).

However, countries will have varying legislative and regulatory responsibilities setting out safety requirements that are binding upon their road authorities.

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Bhawna 11 months 4 weeks ago

As a basic starting point, the legal obligations of a road authority for safe operation of its network will require risk management systems and procedures to be in place that:

acknowledge road safety as a key objective in road network management;
provide for adequate regular safety inspection of the road network;
specify steps to be taken when unsafe conditions are detected.