Transport Minister Flags Off Road Safety Week in Assam
It is organised from January 11 to 17 every year.
GUWAHATI: Road Safety week is a weeklong event organised under the aegis of the Department of Road Transportation and Highways of the Government of India to spread awareness about safety awareness on the road. With the vast number of vehicles plying on the roads across the country, being aware of the rules and regulations is essential for the general well-being of everyone. It is organised from January 11 to January 17 every year.
The weeklong event in Assam was flagged off by the Transport Minister of Assam, Parimal Suklabaidya and Commissioner of Transport, Adil Khan IAS from the Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati. Several officials of the transportation and police departments were also present for the event.
Requesting the citizens to engage in drunk driving, he mentioned that from now on the alcohol packaging itself will have to carry a statutory warning against the same. This step is similar to that on the packets containing tobacco products carrying warning against cancer. Two victims of road accidents were also greeted during the event.
The District Transport Officer for Enforcement in Kamrup, Himangshu Kumar Das took to the busy Srimanta Shankardev Road in the Ganeshguri region of Guwahati on the evening of Wednesday to lead the campaign. In an attempt to encourage more and more people to follow the rules of the road, the DTO distributed red roses to the drivers who were found following the traffic rules.
Speaking to reporters the official also informed that strict checking will be in place during the days of the Bihu celebration in order to avoid accidents and any other untoward incidents in the city of Guwahati. He also asked all the people not to drive after drinking for their own safety as well as the safety of others.
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