Odisha officials on Wednesday said that the state government is planning to start a training course for road engineers.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha officials on Wednesday said the state government is planning to start a training course for road engineers to enhance their knowledge on road safety. The move is expected to rectify faulty road designs that often lead to accidents. On completion of the training programme, engineers have to take an examination and if they fail to pass it, their annual increment may be denied.
The decision was taken during the recent meeting of the State Road Safety Council organized by Commerce and Transport Minister Tukuni Sahoo. According to the judgement, most of the engineers are not aware of the safety guidelines related to road engineering. Therefore, it was decided that all the engineers in Odisha would be given training on such guidelines.
Officials from various departments who attended the meeting said the issue related to faulty road engineering was raised by Development Commissioner Pradeep Jena. The senior IAS officer asked the state works department to work out a training module and its duration. He asked the officials of the department and National Highways to immediately identify the faulty road designs and rectify them for the safety of the motorists.
Odisha planning training course on road safety for engineers
Story first published: Friday, January 13, 2023, 17:34 [IST]