Up to 90 officials punished for poor maintenance of roads in Akmola region
The road and public services received 1165 requirements to eliminate shortcomings.
Akmola police have brought 90 officials to justice for inappropriate maintenance of roads, Bnews.kz reports with a reference to a press service of the Internal Affairs Department of Akmola region.
"One of the indirect reasons that reflect on the safety of traffic are road conditions. In an attempt to avoid pits the drivers perform unnecessary manoeuvring, and often cross into the oncoming carriageway. By sudden brakes or stops before pits, they cause road accidents, mainly, when the road is covered with ice. And, all this is caused inappropriate road conditions," they said in the Ministry.
According to the Internal Affairs Department, anually commission seasonal examinations of roads and road constructions on them are held. The duration of all roads in Akmola region is 18 924 kilometers, of which 1751 kilometers are of republic significance. Following the results of the summer examination of the roads of republican significance, it was revealed that 3499 of them have defects on carriageway.
"In order to avoid road and transport accidents, 1165 examinations on road conditions of territorial branches of the Internal Affairs Department of Akmola region jointly with the road and public services were conducted. The road and public services received 1165 requirements to eliminate shortcomings, including the elimination of narrow, dangerous sites," they said in the press service of the Ministry.
More than 90 officials were brought to justice for inappropriate maintenance of roads.