Lt Governor inducts Univ students as traffic volunteers

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New Delhi, May 30 (UNI) Beginning June 2, student traffic volunteers will be deployed at important intersections of the city, including Ashram Chowk, ITO, Shantivan, Nehru place, Azadpur crossing among others, to help administration manage traffic on the road.

The first batch of Student Traffic Volunteers were today inducted by Delhi Lt Governor Tejender Khanna into the Students Traffic Volunteers Scholarship Scheme 2008-2009.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor said if the citizens developed a habit of voluntary compliance of rules and regulations on the road, it would bring a positive change in the road user behaviour and help transform society into a civilised and developed one.

The Student Traffic Volunteers Scholarship scheme is a unique partnership between the Social Corporate Citizen, the Traffic Police and the University Students, catalysed and organised by the IRTE.

The Corporate Sponsor and the IRTE invite applications from Delhi University Students. A strict selection process is adhered wherein members of the Traffic Police, Corporate Partner and IRTE take part.

Thereafter the IRTE conducts a two-week training in all aspects of traffic management in coordination with the Traffic Police.

Under the scheme, the student volunteers will contribute their time either during morning peak hours (8.30 am to 11.30 am) or evening peak hours (5.00 pm to 8.00 pm), for five days a week.

Mr Khanna said these Student Traffic Volunteers can contact the Traffic Management Centre, established to manage the traffic, where they can approach with an idea, suggestion or problem round the clock.

The Traffic Management Centre's contact number is 23010101.

Mr Khanna said if Student Traffic Volunteers see any fault in the road structure, divider or some other problem related to road engineering changes, they could approach Delhi Development Authority's Traffic Engineering Center (United Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure [Planning and Engineering]).

At the function, organised at the India International Centre here, the Lt Governor also handed over the identity cards to 100 students--10 girls and 90 boys-- as a token of induction to the STV Scheme.

Each student will receive a stipend of Rs 2000 per month to support them with their tuition fee and books.

Addressing the volunteers, Mr Khanna said adequate road capacity, good condition of vehicle and road user behaviour are three crucial aspects for safe and smooth driving on the road but a lot have to be done for autonomous traffic compliance on roads.

The Lt Governor said with Transport Management and Transport Education general public particularly the Drivers and pedestrians on Delhi Road could be benefited a lot, which in turn bring a positive change in the Road User behavior because at present the situation on the roads of capital is chaotic where all sort of violations are made by the road users.

Mr Khanna said the government is committed to develop an efficient Public Transport System, which will provide the public with credible and reliable choice.

Also present on the occasion were Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal IPS, Jt Commissioner Police (Traffic) S K Srivastava, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander, Managing Director Hyundai Motor India Ltd Y S Lheem, President Hyundai Motor India Ltd A K Jha and President IRTE Rohit Baluja.


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