Regional workshop on road safety

Kohima, January 20 (DIPR): The inaugural programme of Regional Workshop to ensure vehicular fitness on road to enhance Road Safety for reducing accidents was held on January 20 at the conference hall of the Transport Commissioner Old MLA Hostel building, Kohima.
Gracing the inaugural programme as the chief guest, Secretary to the Government of Nagaland Transport Department, N. Hangsing observed that in Nagaland more accidents occurs during festival time and felt the need to address such issues, to ensure safety of the people plying in the road. He called upon the motor vehicles inspectors and staffs of Transport Department to give their best and sounded optimistic that the workshop would help the participants to give something worthwhile to the people whom they are serving.
Chairman TEDC (BIS) & Ex Director ARAI & Chairman CMVR TSC, B. Bharat in his keynote address enlightened the participants on the technicalities of ensuring road safety. Stating that India has a unique distinction where numerous accidents occur, he informed that Government of India wants to take a pledge for reducing accidents. ‘Accidents results in deaths, injuries and making some disabled for whole life, so we must do something for the safety of the people plying in the roads,’ he maintained. He impressed upon the officials of Transport Department that every public service vehicle have to mandatory undergo fitness certificate every year as per law, and urged upon them to address the issue in all earnestness to enhance road safety for reducing accidents.
The inaugural function was chaired by Transport Commissioner, H. Achumi while RTO Kohima, T. Elias Lotha proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was jointly organised by the Motor Vehicles Department, Nagaland and International Road Federation-India Chapter.