SRINAGAR:- As a part of ongoing Road Safety Month-2024, a mega awareness programme was held today here at Amar Singh College to enhance road safety awareness among masses with a resolute commitment to control accident-related mortality in Srinagar District.
The programme was jointly organized by Amar Singh College in collaboration with City Traffic and National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDC).
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, who is also the Chairman Regional Transport Authority(RTA) Srinagar was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
While, SSP Traffic, Muzafar Ahmad Shah, Principal A.S College, Prof. Sheikh Aijaz Bashir, SP Traffic, Tariq Ahmad, Director, NHIDC, G. M Dar, faculty members and large number of Students of the College were present in the awareness programme.
Addressing the awareness programme, the Deputy Commissioner said that road safety is among the top priorities of the Administration and concerted efforts are being taken to ensure efficient traffic management system for smooth and safe flow of traffic in Srinagar City.
While speaking about the alarming surge in road accidents with rising fatalities, the DC called upon one and all to play key role in road safety awareness by sensitizing people, particularly youth about road safety ethics and strictly adhering to the traffic rules to save precious lives.
The DC said objective of National Road Safety Month is to carry forward the message of inculcating responsible road behaviour among citizens so that Srinagar District become a model for other Districts in traffic management with a resolute commitment towards achieving less accident-related mortality in Srinagar District.
SSP Traffic Srinagar, RTO, Kashmir, Principal A.S College, SP Traffic also spoke on the occasion and unanimously emphasised the importance of collective efforts to make roads safer for everyone by obeying traffic ethics and rules properly following.
They also underlined the statistics of road accidents and subsequent loss of precious lives. They emphasised the need for a comprehensive approach to tackle this vital concern by working together to change this narrative.
The ongoing Road Safety Month-2024, begins from January 15 to February 14, 2024 and month-long campaign would feature various activities, including awareness drives, workshops, and educational programmes aimed educating vehicle owners, bike riders, drivers and pedestrians about the importance of adhering to traffic rules and adopting safe practices.
Later, during the programme, the Deputy Commissioner felicitated the volunteers propagating road safety measures.