Goa: Consumers Road Safety Fortnight concludes

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Panaji, Aug 2: The Consumers Road Safety Fortnight concluded with an awareness campaign held on the National Highway 17 at Nuvem.

The campaign organised by a Goan NGO -- GOACAN in collaboration with Traffic Police and the Directorate of Transport, saw several volunteers carrying placards with various important messages on road safety and consumer rights, yesterday. The student volunteers also cautioned some of the bus conductors, who were not issuing tickets and 50 per cent bus concession.

They also decided to write to chief minister Digamber Kamat, transport minister Sudhin Dhavlikar and other officials concerned to strictly enforce the rule.

During the fortnight, resolutions were moved in Gram Sabhas on Road Safety issues ranging from establishment of a Road Engineering Cell in the PWD, listing of sinnages, maintenance of Speed breakers and rumbler strips in their jurisdiction, notified stands in various wards for Taxi's, motorcycles and Rickshaws, and Village level Road Safety and Traffic Management committees.

Meanwhile, during the campaign a bus was detained for sometime by the traffic police after some of the student volunteers identified the bus conductor, who allegedly charged extra bus fare and misbehaved with female passengers, under the influence of alcohol.


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