Jammu/Srinagar,Doda/Udhampur, January 01(Scoop News) – To create awareness among the masses particularly among the driving community regarding safe and secure driving habits,Road Safety Week was observed today in Jammu and Kashmir state.
In Jammu Minister for Transport and CA&PD, Qmar Ali Akhoon today inaugurated
The function was organized by the Motor Vehicle Department in collaboration with traffic police at Mini Stadium here. The theme of the programme is “Road Safety is a
To observe the week various events including symposiums, debates, painting competitions will be held to create awareness among public. Separate camps for drivers and cleaners will also be organized to sensitize them about safety measures.
The participants of the rally were carrying placards depicting messages for safety of human life. It passed through Shalimar Chowk, Indira Chowk, Gumat, Vinayak Bazar and concluded at M.A.M Stadium.
In his inaugural address, Akhoon urged upon the young generation to observe properly the traffic rules while driving and save the precious lives. He asked them to educate their families as well as neighbours about traffic rules to avoid accidents. He appealed the people to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies in the implementation of road safety rules.
For regulation of smooth traffic, the Minister highlighted measure initiated by the government. He said setting up Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) is under consideration of the government and for the purpose a committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary has already been constituted.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General of Police, Kuldip Khoda said that traffic rules will be got strictly implemented in future for the safety of commuters as well as drivers. He said CTV sets are being installed at vital places to regulate traffic in a systematic way and also keep surveillance over violators of traffic rules.
Commissioner/Secretary Transport & CA&PD, Pardeep Gupta, Transport Commissioner, Dr. Syed Fazalullah and IGP Traffic, H.K. Lohia also stressed for safe driving and said everybody has to abide by the traffic rules to avoid road mishaps. They emphasized the need for creating more and more awareness among the people particularly driver community.
Among others, IGP Traffic, Dr. Kamal Saini, MD, SRTC, J.S. Tandon, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Varinder Slathia, officers of Transport, Traffic, Teachers and students of various schools and prominent citizens witnessed the function.
In Srinagar Minister for Rural Development, Panchayats, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Mohammad Sagar has appealed the people to extend their full cooperation to the administration including Traffic department in making the valley accident free. He said the safety of human lives should be our first and foremost duty.
Sagar was addressing at
Sagar appealed the transporters to desist from observing strikes and hartals as it poses tremendous inconvenience to the people while on the other hand transporters themselves also reel under losses.
To avoid traffic pressure in the city, the Deputy Commissioner,
On this occasion, VC, LAWDA, Irfan Yaseen and the representatives of transporters also spoke on this occasion.
The Additional Commissioner,
The RTO Kashmir, Anees Hamdani while welcoming the Minister and other guests assured that awareness camps regarding traffic rules would be conducted across the valley.
In Doda Assistant Regional Transport Officer Doda Sh. Bipan Singh Charak today organized a rally of school children in collaboration with traffic police and district administration to celebrate the 22nd Traffic awareness week w.e.f 1st of January 2011 to 7th of January 2011.
The rally of school children comprising of students of Government Degree College Doda was flagged off from GDC Doda by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda Sh. A.R Natnoo in presence of ARTO Doda Sh. B.S Charak , DySP Traffic Doda Sh. Amit Gupta and SHO Doda Sh. Sanjeev Gupta.
The Rally marched through the bazaars of Doda town and propagated the message of safe and secure driving habits among the masses by chanting slogans and placards exhibiting the precautions and measures to be taken for safe, sound and secure driving . After passing through bazaars of Doda town the rally later culminated at GDC Doda.
In Udhampur the officers and officials of Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) Udhampur unit, today started a massive awareness campaign to educate the people about their responsibilities to minimize the road accidents and for the smooth traffic flow.
Inspectors MVD Udhampur, Kuldeep and Rajesh assisted by NCC cadets under the supervision of Assistant Regional Transport Officer(ARTO), Udhampur, S. Swarn Singh were seen busy in educating the citizens at different chowks of Udhampur town regarding various do’s and don’ts of road safety.
According to ARTO Udhampur the theme for the year 2011 Road Safety Weak is “Road Safety a