It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that the state government would help people if they face trouble in buying helmets. She had made the announcement in the programme where she had launched the “Safe drive, Save life” campaign.
The district administration of Jalpaiguri has taken the step of selling helmets at cheaper price from the outlet of Egiye Bangla at Hakimpara in Jalpaiguri. Helmets were also being sold from the Sarojendra Deb Art Centre where cultural programmes were also being organised for Safe drive, Save life’ campaign.
Around 300 artists will be participating the programme and they will create awareness among people
about the state wide “Safe drive Save life” campaign. Besides making people aware of the traffic norms that to be followed, the artist would also be campaigning different projects of the state government so that common people will come to know about it and get benefitted.
The regional transport officers have also taken several steps to make people aware about the hazards that they may face for flouting traffic norms.
The police, too, took initiatives and are taking stringent actions if anyone is found violating traffic norms. Manash Chandra, a resident of Jalpaiguri, said that the present government doesn’t leave everything on common people after introducing a new rule. The government has made use of helmet mandatory.
Police are listening to any excuses if someone is caught riding bikes without helmet. A person going to petrol refilling stations without helmet need to return empty handed. So the government has also taken steps to help people buy helmets at much cheaper price than in the market.