Steps will be taken to introduce pre-paid auto fare system in Salem city after consulting the trade unions, said Collector J. Chandrakumar.
Presiding over the road safety meeting here on Thursday, he said that as per the wish of the general public and members of the Safety Council, pre-paid auto system could be introduced for which he said he would hold talks with auto and trade unions regarding the issue.
As such the pre-paid fare system was in vogue in the hill station of Yercaud.
The same could be introduced at bus stands and Railway Junction, he pointed out.
He warned the auto rickshaw drivers not to fleece the public who came to them for service.
The Collector further pointed out that high mast lamps would be erected at Tiruvagoubndanur bye-pass and Salem Thoppur ghat section to prevent accidents.
He said that all steps that were necessary would be taken in order to identify accident-prone areas and provide necessary safeguard mechanism to prevent the same. These would be in place shortly.
The meeting also sought a report from the Salem Corporation on the shifting and relocation of bus shelters and erecting traffic signals.
He however pointed out that accidents had come down this month.
DRO S. Palanisamy, Corporation Commissioner Prabhakaran, DCs Baskaran and Raveendran, ADSP Elangovan and other officials took part in the meeting.
Source: THE HINDU