Motor Vehicle division of Transport department is celebrating 22nd Road Safety Week across the state from 7th March.
On 7th March a rally was organized by the department of Transport which was flagged off by
Minister, Transport Department Mr. TT Bhutia. The rally began from SNT premises covering the whole of capital.
Addressing the media Mr. Bhutia informed that this is for the first time that the driver association members have participated in the rally. He also emphasized that the drivers play a vital role in projecting the attitude of a State towards the tourists.
Mr. Bhutia further mentioned that the tourist inflow is increasing every year in the State where he appealed to them including the citizens of the State to use footpath and over bridge to avoid any accidents along the road.
Accident cases is decreasing in the state since few years due to the strict laws implemented by the traffic police and he further mentioned that Transport department will not compromise with drivers on quality of service delivery. The drivers found consuming alcohol during driving will be held responsible if any incident takes place.
Stating further Mr. Bhutia said that tourist are very happy with SNT department as SNT was able to provide safe passage of tourist to Siliguri during strike along NH31A.
During the rally nineteen students from Tashi Namgyal Academy, twenty from West Point Senior Secondary School, fifteen from Deorali, hundred and thirty members of drivers association and fifteen army school students participated.
MVI will also conduct routine checking of vehicles during the whole week starting form today. During theoccasion advisor SNT Department Mr. Somnath Poudyal, Principal Secretary Mr. KT Chankapa, Senior RTO Mr.PK Basnett, and other officers were also present.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail