BAIHATA CHARIALI, Feb 12 - Under the aegis of the Office of the District Transport Officer (DTO), Kamrup, the 30th National Road Safety Week was organised to create awareness on traffic safety rules among the masses.
The week was formally inaugurated with the hoisting of the Road Safety Week flag by Kamal Kumar Baishya, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup on February 4. The purpose of the Road Safety Week was explained by DTO Asif Ahmed.
Kalyan Dutta, officer of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) inaugurated the bike rally taken out from Amingaon to Baihata Chariali to create awareness about wearing of helmet among bike riders. The group of bike riders distributed leaflets and carried out publicity campaign on traffic safety rules through announcements made on the microphone.
On February 5, a street play was also organised at Baihata Chariali and a drive was carried out on National Highway-31 against bike riders who did not use helmets. In the checking drive, an amount of Rs 35,000 as fine was realised.
Moreover, the office organised a number of awareness meetings at Hajo, Mirza, Rangiya and other places. The week came to an end on February 10 and MVI Paban Thakuria, Enforcement Officers Mozamil Hussain, Om Prakash Upadhaya, Assistant Enforcement Officers Naba Deka, Rajen Baishya, Biswajit Das Gupta, Basanta Talukdar and Khanin Barman, Enforcement Checkers Parag Kakati, Baharul Islam, Jakir Hussain and Balo Ram Barua, and office staff of the DTO rendered their services to make the week a success.