North Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh has set an example by asking the police to take stern action against the traffic offenders. He also urged the senior police officials of the Cooch Behar not to spare any individual even if he claims himself to be a Trinamool Congress supporter.
An awareness programme was organised at the district to make people aware about the necessity of wearing helmets. While attending the programme Ghosh urged the police not to let off traffic offenders. To strictly enforce the law the police administration has be strict. Even if an offender takes the name of any leaders of the ruling party, the police should not spare them. Students from various schools in Cooch Behar were also present at the programme.
“After the Chief Minsiter’s pleas, people have become cautious but those who are still not following the rules must not be spared. Police should conduct awareness drive in this regard,” Ghosh said.
The Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee started “Save drive, save live” campaign which has been an overwhelming success in the city and the suburbs. Banerjee started this campaign to prevent deaths caused due to accidents. It was seen that many youth ride their motorcycles at a high speed within the city and as a result many of these bikers often meet with an accident. Bike racing without helmets on some of the city’s flyover was a favourite among some youngsters.
Keeping all this in mind the Chief Minister had a taken up stringent steps to prevent bike accidents. She also asked to formulate a rule that the bikers will not be provided fuel at petrol pumps if they do not wear helmets. Police and local administration were conducting regular checks to ensure that people wear helmets while riding bikes. People in the districts are also wearing helmets now. In various places, TMC MLAs are conducting campaigns so that all bikers abide by the new rules set by the government.