With April 20 deadline for wearing seat belts and enforcing law for reservation of seats for women drawing nearer, Traffic Police authorities have redoubled their efforts to aware people about traffic rules.
On Wednesday Law Department students of Kashmir University (KU) including girls, in collaboration with Traffic Police city Srinagar were seen engaged in traffic awareness programme at Hazratbal, Habbak, Nishat, Chatipadshahi, Rainawari and Soura. The areas were selected with a design as traffic violations are more frequent in the peripheral areas of the city.
The young budding lawyers were seen educating the drivers regarding wearing seat belts, crash helmets, avoiding use of mobile phone while driving and providing eight seats reserved for the ladies in the public transport. The girl students were more enthusiastic in educating the traffic rules to the violators. At certain locations some of the violators were seen arguing with the students but they ultimately made them understand their point of view and their shortcomings.
SP Traffic Srinagar City Haseeb-ur-Rahman told KNS that the participation of students in traffic awareness programmes is proving very effective. “Students are also learning practically the traffic related problems and will give feedback to the Department.”
He said that an interactive session would be organised in the KU with participants of Law department on April 23. DIG Traffic Kashmir Jagjeet Kumar (IPS) will interact with the students in the programme.
The SP Traffic warned that authorities would act tough against violators after “goodwill gesture deadline to mend ways ends on April 20.”
“I appeal to the people to cooperate with the police for smooth flow of traffic in the city. If drivers will adhere to traffic rules, I assure you problem of traffic jams would be over,” he added.