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SSF responds to 1053 accidents, hospitalises 574 seriously injured individuals in first month: ADGP Rai

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 04, 2024 08:28 PM

CHANDIGARH: Demonstrating exceptional efficiency in its inaugural month, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann’s ambitious Sadak Surakhiya Force (SSF) has set a benchmark by responding to 1053 accidents with an average response time of 6 minutes and 29 seconds (389 seconds), which is well within international standards, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Monday.

“The SSF has not only responded to accidents in a record time but also resulted in saving numerous lives by providing first aid to at least 784 road accident victims and ensuring hospital care to as many as 574 seriously injured individuals, ” said the DGP, while congratulating the SSF team for their commendable efforts and achievements.

DGP Gaurav Yadav accompanied by ADGP Traffic and Road Safety AS Rai has also unveiled the SSF manual to mark the completion of one month of the force. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) SSF Gagan Ajit Singh and Research Associate PRSTRC Umesh Sharma were also present on the occasion.

"I am pleased to introduce the inaugural volume of the SSF Manual, meticulously prepared by the Punjab Road Safety and Traffic Research Centre. This comprehensive guide marks a pivotal moment in our mission to enhance road safety throughout Punjab, " he said.

The DGP said that this manual will empower the SSF with the necessary expertise to address pressing concerns and ensure safer roadways by offering practical insights and strategic guidelines.

Sharing more details, ADGP AS Rai said that the SSF manual comprises detailed guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and systematic information essential for effective operations. It encompasses various aspects, including SSF's mission, organisational structure, crash investigation techniques, and strategies for prevention, he added.

He said this manual will serve as a cornerstone for institutionalising the SSF, providing essential knowledge and tools for ensuring safer roadways and enhanced traffic management across Punjab.

Pertinently, operational on critical corridors spanning 4100 kilometres, the SSF is committed to enhancing safety on Punjab's National Highways, State Highways, and major District Roads.

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