Gaurisagar: The Sivasagar district administration has made all necessary arrangements for peaceful observation of Durga Puja and the ensuing Diwali festival in the district.
Deputy Commissioner Dr MS Lakshmi Priya has ensured arrangement of necessary road safety measures in the district as the chairperson of the district Road Safety Committee. As per directions laid down in the WT Message received from the secretary of the Transport Department on October 4, a committee has also been formed with Superintendent of Police; Manali Prasad Rajak, Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate; District Transport Officer; Joint Director of Health Services; and Superintendent of Excise as members.
The committee will ensure adherence to traffic rules, regular checking, imposition of stringent penalties for violation of MV (Amendment) Act, 2019 and raid on illicit liquor, especially during Durga Puja and ensuing Diwali festivals.
The District Transport Department has made arrangements for display of message on traffic rules, road safety measures and information on penalties under new Motor Vehicle Act in all important puja pandals. The police have also been conducting checking in all traffic points of the district. Extensive drives have been conducted against traffic violators, drunken driving and illicit liquor throughout the district for a safe and peaceful Durga Puja celebration. From October 2 to October 3, Rs 1,18,400 as fine has been collected and around 510 litres of local and foreign liquor have been destroyed.
Further awareness drives have also been carried out in the district against consumption of illicit liquor and on road safety measures. In a message, the Deputy Commissioner has extended hearty greetings to the public on the occasion of Durga Puja. The district administration has requested the public to conduct Puja in an environment-friendly and plastic-free manner.
The district administration has instituted special prizes for the best and cleanest puja pandal. In this regard, a thorough assessment is going on.