Punjab transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar has made an appeal to the public to follow traffic rules while driving during foggy weather.
“Vehicle drivers must be aware of the signals and drive with caution while giving other commuters a clear path. Under no circumstance must they speed or wrongfully overtake other vehicles in such weather. If the public takes precaution themselves, then there will be less road accidents.”
The minister asked all district transport officers to ensure that vehicles such as tractor-trolleys, rickshaws and cycles that have no lights must be made to have reflectors so that they become visible to others in the fog.
Kohar has also asked the public works department to put up signage, informational hoardings and milestones for the safety of the public. He has asked the officers concerned to ensure that wherever there is any road repair and construction going on, warning signages must be placed.
Also, for bridges that do not have any railings, especially in rural areas and along canal banks, an iron or concrete fencing must be built on priority. He added that in case of any emergency, the government was providing 24-hour ambulance service that could be made use of by the public.