A traffic awareness programme was organised today by the Office of the District Transport Officer Capital Complex in collaboration with Itanagar Municipal Council and AAPPTF at the ground of the Govt Higher Secondary School Kankernallah, Naharlagun.
The MLA Itanagar Techi Kaso stressed on the importance of traffic discipline and management. He said that such programmes have been organised many times in the past but only when we promise to adopt and implement it in the truest sense, we will be able to see the change.
He also cited examples of Sikkim and Mizoram where people are well aware and abide by traffic rules that one can hardly see traffic jams despite the National Highway passing through the city.
The MLA hoped that with everyone’s cooperation, Capital will have good roads connecting every sector and villages in the next 3-4 years. He also assured that every Govt Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of Capital will have better infrastructure in the coming 3-4 years.
Stressing on the importance of discipline in life, he urged the students to be disciplined and respect their parents and teachers and to work hard with honesty to succeed in life.
The incharge Deputy Commissioner Talom Dupak read out the oath to abide by traffic rules.
Talo Potom Additional District Magistrate stressed that Traffic officials should be able to work in harsh conditions like rain and sun and should follow strict work culture to improve the traffic scenario. He also stressed on the importance of traffic engineering, traffic regulation and traffic enforcement. He also let the students present to take the pledge that they will drive only once they turn 18.
The Addtional SP Capital Harsh Indora also spoke on the importance of traffic rules and regulations and urged the citizens to abide by them.
The DTO C Wangsu stressed that one of the most important aspect in today’s modern world is safe driving and safe road and if neglected for long can turn our road in becoming a killing machine. He informed that in the last one year, Capital Complex has registered 51 cases of road accidents within jurisdiction of three Police Station Banderdewa, Nirjuli and Naharlagun with consequences of 19 fatal cases and 32 minor injuries.
He informed that most of the cases have been registered against students mostly of two wheeler and therefore there is urgent need for the students to follow traffic. He urged everyone to make combined effort and shoulder responsibility to guide the younger generation towards healthy habit of driving and adherence to traffic rules and regulations.
The Vice President AAPPTF Tagio Sonam also stressed on the need to follow proper traffic rules like use of seatbelt, helmet etc.
The Arunachal Bullet Club also advocated for wearing of helmet, shoes etc while riding two wheeler.
The star attraction of the event was performance by Indian Idol finalist Jeli Kayi who mesmerised the audience with his performance. Other highlights of the day was performance by Ejin Dudak Musical Band, dance by Dream maker, one act play by Mr Arunachal and Ms NEFA team on road safety, display by Arunachal Bullet Club etc.
Among others, the Director Transport Tage Tado, CO Naharlagun Laxmi Dodum and DTO Yupia Yajum Lombi Tana attended the event.