Transport Minister inaugurated Road Safety Month

Transport Minister inaugurated Road Safety Month

Written By: / Monday, 18 January 2021 18:07

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Imphal, Jan 18:

Transport Minister Vungzagin Valte inaugurated the observation of National Road Safety Month today on the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Raksha’ at the Manipur State Transport (MST) Complex, Moirangkhom to disseminate awareness regarding road safety and reduce road accidents.

Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Minister V. Valte expressed his gratitude to the traffic police, transport department, NGOs and individuals who are instrumental in the awareness campaigns and implementation of road safety rules in the states. He urged the public to maintain road safety guidelines by wearing helmet, seatbelt or not using mobile phones while driving. He asked the concern authorities who issue driving licence to only the qualified and trained drivers for the safety of the individual and the public.

The Minister also instructed the different transport organisations/associations to actively participate in the campaign for road safety months and asked the transport department to organize awareness campaign related to road safety in all the district headquarters.

The Minister also released a pamphlet on 10 golden rules for road safety published and distributed by Department of Transport & IDTRC, Manipur.

Distribution of certificates and memento to traffic control police, enforcement officers of transport department, media persons, NGOs and individuals for their outstanding contribution in road safety related activities marked the event.

Giving a keynote address, P. Vaiphei, ACS (Transport) cautioned parents not to allow children to drive vehicles as this can cause loss of lives due to accidents and the parents can be penalized to the extent of 3 years of imprisonment. Registration of vehicles, which has been put on halt, should be registered within March 21, 2021 as this will be the last date for extension through the dealers as registration of vehicles will be done by them and not the DTOs, he added.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Chief Secretary, L.M Khaute, Director General of Police graced the function as President and Guest of Honour apart from P. Vaiphei, ACS (Transport), Dr. Nivedita Lairenlakpam, Director (Transport), officials from Transport department and Traffic police attended the functions.

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