KU holds awareness campaign on road safety; Dedicated parking slots for students, staff vehicles soon: VC

KL News Network

Srinagar

Kashmir University’s Department of Students Welfare (DSW) in association with J&K Traffic Police Department organized a day-day awareness campaign on road safety in the campus on Tuesday.

The ‘Basit Memorial Road Safety Campaign’ titled ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ was organized in memory of a teenager who died in a tragic road accident in Srinagar in November this year. Following his death, his friends initiated this campaign on road safety.

Presiding over the inaugural session, Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi prayed for peace to the departed soul. He also underlined the importance of road safety and adherence to norms governing driving.

He said more such campaigns should be organized to spread awareness about road safety. “I am not averse to the idea of making it mandatory for people entering the campus with their bikes or vehicles to wear crash helmets and seat-belts,” he said, asserting that University is in the process of having dedicated parking slots for students and staff in place to “lessen inflow of vehicles to the campus.”

“This shall only be done with the sole intent of safety of our students and people visiting the University,” he said.

In his address, Dean of Students Welfare, Prof Fayaz Ahmad said: “For safety purposes we have to get educated about various road safety measures which we must follow to help save precious lives.”

Dean and Head, Faculty of Law Prof Mohammad Hussain laid stress on importance of having special road engineers in J&K “who can play a crucial role in overall designing of roads in bid to help minimizing road accidents.”

DSP Traffic Police, Nasir Khan also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the measures taken by department vis-a-vis road safety.

Besides students, scholars and faculty members from various departments of Kashmir University, Chief Proctor Prof Naseer Iqbal, Public Relations Officer Faheem Aslam, Liaison Officer Ozair Nissar and Cultural Officer Shahid Ali Khan Cultural Officer were also present on the occasion.

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