ITANAGAR, June 9 - Reiterating his call for addressing issues related to highway safety for the people travelling by road, Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has called for setting up of separate helplines especially for people travelling in the highways, besides regular highway police patrolling.
Taking a serious note of the series of incidents of harassment and stopping of vehicles, which came to light in the aftermath of recent case involving his wife, the Governor emphasised that the State�s DGP in coordination with his counterpart in Assam set up a mechanism to provide at least three 24x7 helpline numbers, in addition to one or more landline numbers and email addresses, so that common public travelling in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh can avail timely assistance.
The Governor appealed to the people, particularly the victims of harassments, humiliations, extortions and other illegal activities on the highways to come forward and file formal complaint or FIR with details of the incidences to respective SPs in the districts and DGP in State capital so that the authorities can take up the matters with their counterparts in other States in right earnest. He also advised to send a copy to Raj Bhavan, Itanagar so as to enable him to take up the issues with his counterparts.
It requires a mention here that a Raj Bhavan vehicle in which Rita Rajkhowa was travelling from Guwahati to Itanagar on June 4 was chased by some miscreants, but due to his extraordinary courage, efficiency and intelligent driving, the driver Jitumoni Nath managed to wriggle out of the situation.
In recognition of his dedication, commitment and exemplary driving skill, Jitumoni was felicitated by the Governor with a �letter of commendation� and a cash award of Rs 21,000 here today.