Cops don Ramleela outfits to raise traffic awareness on Durga Puja
Gurugram: In a first-of-its kind initiative on the occasion of Dussehra, Gurugram Traffic Police and road safety officers (RSO) have started a campaign to spread the message of and raise awareness on road safety rules among the masses.
Police staff, along with civil volunteers, donned the outfits of various mythological characters to spread traffic discipline.
During the campaign, the character of Lakshman was used to sensitise people to use zebra crossing. Raavan – the most popular character – urged commuters to use helmets. At night, a participant dressed as Yamraj requested commuters to refrain from drunken driving.
The campaign kicked off from Huda City Centre around 11.00 am on Friday and covered multiple locations like Sethi Chowk, Mahavir Chowk, Genpact Chowk and other locations at Golf Course Road.
The campaign, organised by Gurugram Police, comes a day after over 14,000 traffic violators were fined by the traffic police in the course of a day as part of the police's 'no tolerance campaign. In the process, fines of more than Rs 14 lakh were collected.
"Road safety has also become a social evil in today's time, killing one person every four minutes. And we need to overcome this social evil. As the essence of Dussehra is 'victory of good over evil', we want people to remove the bad fate of 'not following traffic rules'. On this Dussehra, they should take a pledge to follow all the traffic rules under any circumstances and mark a victory on this social evil as well on this Dussehra," said Inspector Ravider Kumar, PRO, Gurugram Police.
The drive continue into the night at Ramleela stages, wherein people were asked to take the pledge to follow traffic rules.