MANGALDAI, April 28 - Both civil and police administration along with the Transport Department in Darrang district have promised to bring the long-felt traffic congestion in Mangaldai town to an end. Moreover, they have also assured execution of pragmatic scientific planning to check road mishaps in the streets of the district and thus bring down the figure of casualties in road mishaps especially in the stretch of NH 15 passing through the district to �zero�. These promises were made public at Mangaldai on Monday by several top administrative, police and transport officials of the district including the Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kr Barman, Superintendent of Police, Sreejith.T., Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pankaj Chakravorty and Dipanjoli Borah, District Transport Officer among others. They were taking part in the inaugural function of the 29th edition of the National Road Safety Week, 2018 organised by the district transport department at its office premises.
Addressing the participants comprising officials and staff of the Transport Department, owners and staff of a good no of commercial vehicles, automobile dealers and local leading citizens as the chief guest, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Barman expressed his deep concern over the alarming rise in number of fatal road accidents and spoke on the importance of public awareness regarding following of traffic rules to avoid any kind of road mishaps. He also outlined the steps taken by the district administration to bring to an end the long standing traffic snarls in Mangaldai town. These include opening of the new multi-storey parking complex along the bank of �Bor Pukhuri� followed by declaration of both sides of the two most busy streets namely LNB Road and BR Road as no parking zones. Similarly, he spoke about the introduction of �Green Taxi� within the eight kilometre radius of the town while regulating the entry of the commercial local passenger vehicles at Blok Chouk and Saikiapara in two different places on both sides of the NH 15 considered to be the entrance to the township.
Speaking on the occasion, Superintendent of Police Sreejith Thiraviam asserted the commitment of the police to take strict action traffic rule violators and apprised that with a view to monitor the movements of all vehicles, the district police having already installed internet protocol camera with high resolution in various locations. The Circle Officer of Mangaldai Revenue Circle Deep Sikha Saikia, Deputy Superintendent of Police (HQ) Amit Hojai also addressed the function. Earlier in the function anchored by radio announcer Pranjal Sarma, District Transport Officer Deepanjoli Bora in her welcome address explained the significance of the Road Safety Week. This was followed by an awareness motor vehicles rally through the greater Mangaldai which was jointly flagged off by both the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police.
Meanwhile, as part of the celebration of the Road Safety Week the District Transport Officer well assisted by Motor Vehicle Inspector Padma Lochan Hazarika and Enforcement Inspector Sahab Uddin Tapadar has taken up a series of other programmes which included public awareness in public bus stoppages, training programme with the help of the Disaster Management Department on how to extend helping hand following a road accident, free health and eye screening camp with the help of Health Department among others.