MVD organizes symposium on road safety in JU

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/7/2013 10:39:50 AM

JAMMU, Jan 6: The Motor Vehicle Department in collaboration with the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu today organized a symposium on road safety at University auditorium.
The symposium was organized in connection with observance of 24th road safety week. Students of various schools and colleges participated in the symposium and dwelt on the topic.
Minister of State for Transport, CA&PD, Power and Forests, Shabir Ahmed Khan was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Transport commissioner, M A Kakroo, Managing Director JKSRTC, G S Tandon, Regional Transport Officer, Jammu, Arvind Singh Kotwal, Prof Koshal, Prof Yashpal, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Jammu, Saleem, officers of Traffic Police and Transport Departments, besides a large number of civil society members including Transporters, Drivers attended the function.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister emphasized on obeying traffic rules, he added that negligence of both drivers and commuters resulted in loss of precious lives. He said that this could be checked if both strictly adhered to the traffic rules. He directed traffic authorities to come with a proposal for making J&K an accident Free State, adding that the government would provide every support to make such proposal a success.
Shabir said that the traffic Police alone could not shoulder the responsibility. He said the need of the hour was that every citizen should become more responsible by comply with traffic rules and regulations for his or her contribution to make the State road accidental free.
The minister said that the government had taken several initiatives for making the State road accidental free. He said a comprehensive transport policy on the pattern of Central transport policy would be introduced in the State soon after approval of the government.
He said government was also considering setting up of two high tech driving institutions for learners of driving. He said that though there were sufficient laws to deal with traffic violators, yet the laws had been made more stringent.
The Minister said that it was possible to reduce road accidents by adopting and enforcing safety measures especially by drivers. He urged the drivers to abide by later and spirit the traffic rules and also to keep the safety of pedestrians and passengers in mind while driving.
Transport Commissioner while deliberating on the issue said that the department would take all necessary steps for enforcement of road safety measures. He said focused attention would be also given to aware general masses through different campaigns about the road safety measures to make the State accident free. He said students our future builders of nation would also become the real ambassadors for spreading the message of road safety measures from their parents and other family members.
Regional Transport Officer also highlighted the initiatives taken by the MVD for checking and curbing rash driving, besides not obeying the traffic rules and regulations by the drivers. He said the services of the officers and officials of MVD would be made more intensified in all the routes to control the menace of mobile using, wearing of helmets, belts, noise pollution and fitness of vehicles, especially passenger and load carriers.



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