New Delhi, Nov 19 (UNI) The Delhi government will rope in 1000 NCC cadets to help Delhi Traffic Police to control the traffic during peak hours in the Capital.
The cadets will also educate common people at 16 places in Delhi like ITO, Rajghat, Lodhi road and Gurgaon-Dhaula Kuan road, to create awareness about road safety. This is being done as part of the Road Safety Week, that is being observed from today.
This was announced by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit while flagging off a motor cycle/scooter rally of NCC cadets at her residence today.
Director General of NCC Lt General Prakash S Chaudhary, Brig Mahesh Mathur, Deputy Director General, NCC Delhi Directorate and large number NCC cadets were present at the rally.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Dikshit said NCC Cadets as well as children can play a vital role in the road safety campaigns.
''They can become role models for others. In the last few years, children had played a major role to increase green cover of the Capital,'' she said.
Assuring the gathering that her Government would leave no stone unturned in curbing increasing number of road accidents, the Chief Minister said her Government plans to induct 1000 good quality private buses and for this, participation of corporate sector cooperatives would be significant.
These new buses would not only decrease the burden on the state-run Delhi Transport Corporation but also improve the public transport system in Delhi.