Be careful about safety while on road: CP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2017 10:18:53

Staff Reporter,

Inaugurates Road Safety Fortnight Campaign

Every citizens should give priority to safety while driving a vehicle or walking on the road. It is the duty of every citizen to check accidents on roads and loss of life. The authorities will undertake different measures to provide safety to road users, said Commissioner of Police Dr K Vyankatesham.

He was speaking after inaugurating Road Safety Campaign - 2017 programme for fortnight held in the premises of Regional Transport Office here on Monday. Shravan Hardikar, Municipal Commissioner, presided over the function while Rajanikant Shinde, Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, was the guest of honour. Sharad Jichkar, Regional Transport Officer, Ravindra Bhuyar, Deputy RTO, and Dr Rupkumar Belsare were among those who were seated on the dais.

Dr Vyankatesham said that the authorities concerned would make efforts to make accident-free roads in cooperation with the citizens. He suggested to RTO officials to take steps for implementing the traffic rules effectively. He welcomed the drive for returning licenses to persons involved in violation of traffic rules after completing a training.

In his presidential speech, Hardikar stressed on following traffic rules, including parking of vehicles only at the authorised places, by every citizen. Everybody take due care of health but not for own safety from accidents. Otherwise, one cannot imagine of smart, beautiful, clean and accident-free city, he said adding that every citizen should remain vigilant while using roads.

While guiding on road safety, Shinde said that it was the responsibility of PWD to construct good roads but 70 per cent accidents occurred due to mistakes by drivers. PWD would extend active cooperation for road safety and wanted that people should keep informed the department about accident-prone spots so as to enable it take measures.

Office-bearers of Janaakrosh Sanghatana and Jeevan Suraksha Prakalp expressed their views on the occasion of 28th Road Safety Week. Rajiv Wagh administered an oath to the members of audience on accident-free Nagpur city.On the occasion, Hardikar flagged-off ‘Rasta Suraksha Rath’ prepared by K Sujata of Wockhardt Hospital and Mahato of Media Solution for creating awareness about road safety among the public.

Anand Ambekar conducted the function while Sharad Jichkar made introductory remarks. Ravindra Bhuyar proposed a vote of thanks.