The Gurgaon police started a campaign on road safety that will continue, for the next one month, to spread awareness through nukkad nataks (street plays). The initiative, taken up in coordination with Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), will reach out to the maximum number of residents and teach them how to avoid accidents.
Police said that for the exercise, they will use the traditional medium of street plays to create awareness, besides posters and banners. The month-long exercise was inaugurated by the commissioner of police, Gurgaon, Sandeep Khirwar at his office on Wednesday. Senior police officials and representatives of MSIL were present at the function.
As per the plan, an LED TV mounted van will travel through the city with a team of artistes, who will stage plays on the roads for the campaign themed “Sabhya Roads, Bhavya Gurgaon”. The company has identified Gurgaon as a key city to promote road safety, to bring down accidents by creating awareness over one month.
“The campaign will also deliberate on solutions for traffic management based on a scientific approach that involves monitoring and analysing traffic data,” Khirwar said.
“The idea behind the campaign is to make roads safer,” he said.
In a similar campaign taken up earlier, Gurgaon police and MSIL had identified vulnerable corridors where traffic flow was heavy — IFFCO crossing, Signature Tower crossing, Atul Kataria crossing, MDI crossing, Huda City Centre crossing, IMT Manesar junction, Sector 23 crossing and Hero Honda Chowk.
Posters and flex banners with messages of road safety will also be put up at prominent schools, markets, colleges and public places, the police said.