Advisor Bhatnagar advocates policy of zero tolerance against traffic rule violators

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar during valedictory function of 31st National Road Safety Week at Jammu.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar during valedictory function of 31st National Road Safety Week at Jammu.

31st National Road Safety Week concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 17: The 31st National Road Safety Week concluded across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today pitched for evolving a Policy of Zero Tolerance against violators of traffic rules.
The Advisor was speaking at the valedictory function of 31st National Road Safety Week held at Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Bhatnagar said that road safety is an essential part of our lives and we must obey traffic rules for our own safety and convenience. He said that we need to inculcate the concept of defense driving during driving like maintaining distance, proper use of lights etc while on wheels. He reiterated that such things will help in preventing road mishaps to a great extent. He also emphasized upon maintaining calmness while driving and making it a habit to give way to emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire tenders.
He complimented the students for performing informative cultural skits on road safety measures. He added that the impact of such performances has deep and long lasting impact in inculcating the necessary changes in the habits of common masses.
Advisor Bhatnagar also complimented the transport and police departments for organising such events and said that the road safety awareness should be made a regular feature. He also advised that all the stakeholders should work in cohesion for making road safety a permanent affair.
On the occasion, the Advisor inaugurated the e-rickshaws to encourage use of green transport and green fuel system in Jammu city.
Speaking on the occasion, Transport Commissioner, Owais Ahmed, said that during the road safety week, mass awareness was created among the general public throughout J&K. He added that around 20 medical check up camps were held in which 5700 drivers were thoroughly investigated by the medical experts.
IGP Traffic, T Namgyal, said that we should develop civic sense among ourselves then only we can follow traffic rules responsibly.
Later, the Advisor Bhatnagar felicitated the participants with trophies who participated in different events held during Road Safety Week. He also honoured different sponsors of the event for making it a successful affair.
Director State Motor Garages, Z H Choudhary, Special Secretary, Transport department, Rahul Sharma, Additional Secretary Road Safety Council, R K Bhat; Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Jammu Dhanetar Singh, school children, NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and other people were also present on the occasion.
SAMBA: District Development Commissioner Rohit Khajuria released booklet of activities observed during 31st National Road Safety Week at valedictory cum award distribution function. Among others ADC Samba Vikas Gupta, AS Police Faisal Qureshi, CMO Dr Rajinder Samyal, Chief Horticulture Officer, Nodal Officer ISM, AD CA&PD, AD Drug Controller, besides school children, representatives of various colleges, schools, transport unions and dealers were present on the occasion.
In the end, ARTO Rehana Tabassam presented vote of thanks. Earlier, MVI Surinder Kumar threw light on list of activities observed during week.
KATHUA: The 31st Road Safety Week, with the theme “Sadak Suraksha, Jeevan Raksha”, concluded here. The valedictory cum award ceremony was organised at Government College for Women, Kathua where DC O P Bhagat was the chief guest and ASP, Ramnish Gupta was the guest of honour. RTO Kathua Dr R K Thappa, ARTO Neeraj Sharma, Principal of the College, DTI, MVIs, representatives of various transport unions and private schools, volunteers of NCC and NSS besides college students, school students and the staff members were present during the programme. Later, prizes and certificates were also distributed among the participants.
REASI: National Road Safety Week concluded here. SSP Reasi Rashmi Wazir was the chief guest while ADC Reasi, Rajinder Sharma was the guest of honour. A symposium was also held at the occasion wherein school students presented their opinion and feedback regarding traffic management in the district. Later, prizes were distributed among the participants and other officials responsible for contribution to the weeklong activities. Vote of thanks was presented by ARTO Reasi, Er Romesh Samotra. CPO Reasi Kamal Kishore, ACR Reasi Sanjay Badyal, CMO Reasi PS Thakur, President Reasi Municipal Committee Sudesh Puri among other elected members of Reasi MC, Chairman Hotels Association Katra Rakesh Wazir, various district officers and school students were present on the occasion.
DODA: Motor Vehicle Department Doda today organized a symposium in which students of various schools participated and expressed their opinions on the theme of road safety. District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode was the chief guest while Senior Superintendent of Police Doda, Mumtaz Ahmed was the guest of honour. DSP Traffic Doda Pankaj, CMO Doda Dr Mushtaq Ahmed, ARTO Doda Er Kuldeep Singh, Administrative Officer GMC Doda Mohd Ashraf Wani, officers and staff members MVD Doda and others were also present on the occasion. DDC also distributed certificates and mementos among the participatory schools, media persons and winners of different competitions organized during the week.
KISHTWAR: Motor Vehicle Department in collaboration with District Information Centre and Cultural Cell of Education Department today organized symposium on Road Safety besides a cultural programme, Nukkad Natak on BBBP, “Aao School Chalein” enrolment drive at ITI Kishtwar during 31st National Road Safety Week. Chief Education Officer Kishtwar, Dr Kuldeep Kumar Sharma was the chief guest and DSP (HQ) Kishtwar Sunny Gupta was the guest of honour. AD Planning, Manish Manhas, MVI Kishtwar Azad Hussain, President Transport Union Kishtwar Bansi Lal Shan, Incharge Cultural Cell Kishtwar Avni Sen, Supervisor ITI Kishtwar, Staff of MVD, Traffic, ITI, Cultural Cell and DIC Kishtwar along with renewed local artists and more than 200 students from various government and private schools participated in the events.
SRINAGAR: 31st Road Safety Week organized by Motor Vehicles Department concluded, here today. The highlights of week-long programme were seminars, health check-up and vision tests to sensitize people about road safety measures and traffic rules. On the concluding day a valediction function was held at TRC Sumo Stand, Srinagar where road safety awareness programme for drivers and other road user was organised by the MVD. A medical camp was also organised to conduct vision tests drivers. Pamphlets and T-Shirts were also distributed among the drivers during the camp.
KULGAM: Motor Vehicle Department organized valedictory function to mark conclusion of 31st National Road Safety Week under theme ‘Sadak Suraksha-Jeewan Raksha,’ here today. District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat was the chief guest. The highlight of today’s event was a cultural programmes including skit, Ladishah and traffic rule awareness jingles. DDC also felicitated participants of essay and and painting competition with certificates and trophies on the occasion. ACR Kulgam, CMO Kulgam, DSP, DSP Traffic and other concerned were also present on the occasion.
PULWAMA: On the concluding day of 31st Road Safety Week, the Motor Vehicle Department today organised a painting competition here at DC office complex in which scores of students from various education institutions participated. Speaking on the occasion, ARTO said that the aim of organizing painting competition was to sensitize youngsters about road safety measures and traffic rules. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer distributed crash helmets among handicapped people at DC office complex Pulwama.
SHOPIAN: Week-long awareness campaign under 31st Road Safety Week today concluded here today. Speaking on the occasion, the District Development Commissioner Choudhary Muhammad Yasin stressed on the need for strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations to minimize road accidents and traffic jams in district. Tehsildar Shopian, CPO, Deputy CEO and other concerned officers were present on the occasion. Transporters, drivers, conductors and scores of locals also participated in the concluding function.