National Road Safety Week commences in Leh

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Jan 13, 2020
Saugat Biswas, Secretary Transport and Divisional Commissioner Ladakh flagging off the road traffic awareness vehicle in Leh.
Leh :

Marking the 31st National Road Safety Week, ‘Bringing Change through Youth’ a road traffic awareness vehicle was flagged off by Saugat Biswas, Secretary Transport and Divisional Commissioner Ladakh on January 11 at Leh gate.

The week-long awareness campaign is being organised by Regional Transport Office Ladakh in association with transport unions and NGOs of Leh and Kargil district. Vehicle users and general masses were educated about over speeding, overtaking, overload, drink and drive and traffic rules.

Saugat Biswas said that Ladakh being a popular tourist destination there is huge pressure on roads and therefore it is very important that people must have good traffic sense which will help in minimizing road accidents. 

S.S Jamwal, Assistant Regional Transport Officer said that as compared to other cities, Ladakhis have very good traffic sense which will help in further improving the traffic system in Leh. He informed that RTO Leh will be organising such events every month to bring awareness about traffic rules in Leh district.

Sachin Kumar Vaishya, DC Leh said that Leh city can become a model city in terms of traffic sense and management in the country. He said such events involving students and counselling for drivers, transporters will help in minimizing loss of human lives and accidents in future.

Dr. Zaida Bano, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh; Kunzes Angmo, Regional Transport Officer; Rigzin Sangdup, DSP Traffic and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.