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?Better awareness vital for safety?

TRAFFIC SAFETY fortnight concluded on Monday with the Divisional Commissioner emphasizing the need for making people, particularly the youth, aware of traffic rules.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 01:45 IST

TRAFFIC SAFETY fortnight concluded on Monday with the Divisional Commissioner emphasizing the need for making people, particularly the youth, aware of traffic rules.

Das, who was speaking at a function organised at Traffic Park to mark the conclusion of the fortnight, said the administration aimed at educating youths keeping in mind the traffic scenario in 2010 by which time the City would be on its way to emerge as a metropolis.

He said that the Auto Testing Track would be completed by 2009 in Pithampur and it would go a long way in enhancing traffic safety.

He said that this year they had converted the Traffic Safety Week into Traffic Safety Fortnight in view of rapid vehicular expansion in Indore.

IG Dr Rajendra Kumar has said that the number of vehicles is shooting up everyday, but the road cannot be widened in the same proportion. Therefore, the only way out is to follow traffic rules.

DIG Madhukumar warned that strict action would be taken against those violating traffic rules. He said that during the course of the fortnight, common people were informed about their duties while driving.

Retired ADGP Dr Pannalal said that most of the people were aware of the traffic rules, but did not obey them. He said such drives helped in bringing traffic rules into focus.

SP Anshuman Yadav expressed confidence that the efforts made by various departments in during the course of the fortnight would bear fruit.

He added that further efforts to create awareness among the public would continue and that a special campaign on traffic awareness would be launched in schools.

DSP (Traffic) Devendra Patidar informed about the activities undertaken during the fortnight. Chief traffic warden Jagat Narayan Joshi and traffic warden Nirmala Pathak were felicitated, along with winners of various competitions held during the fortnight.

Additional collector Renu Pant, Food Controller B L Kasat, Padmashree Kutty Menon, RTO G M Pathak, other police and administrative officials and large number of school children were present.