Guwahati: Now bike riders can't buy petrol as the Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee has decided to re-impose the "no helmet no petrol" rule to reduce the number of road accidents.
The District Road Safety Committee chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bipul Kumar Das held a meeting where he has taken some important decisions to control or reduce the cases of road accident in the districts.
Officials and employees of both government and non-government offices shall have to strictly adhere by this rule laid down by the District Road Safety Committee. None shall be allowed to enter the office premises if they fail to wear a helmet while coming to office.
Official sources said, "Students of both schools and colleges shall have to abide by this rule as well. And if anyone found without helmet or seat belt, hefty file will be issued".
In the meeting, the Assistant Commissioner of Transport department and Member-Secretary of the Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee, Gautam Das identified accident-prone zones in the district.
Earlier, 'No helmet, no petrol' rule was imposed by the Bongaigaon district administration to avert road accidents. According to this rule, no petrol pump can sell petrol to bikers without a helmet. This rule was imposed by the district administration after a road safety seminar held in Bongaigaon where all noted persons and leaders of various organizations were present. This order was welcomed by all.
But nowadays this rule is hardly effective. Petrol pumps of Bongaigaon are violating this rule and selling petrol to bikers without helmet. Violation of this rule can be seen in the Indian Oil petrol pump near Lower Assam Hospital of Bongaigaon town where petrol is sold to bikers without helmet.