Wk-long traffic awareness drive kicks off

  • | Monday | 2nd October, 2023

GURGAON: In a bid to educate violators of zebra crossing, the police and the Road Safety Organisation began a week-long awareness drive on Sunday, officials said.The campaign was kicked off by ACP (traffic east) Akhil Kumar and ACP (Badshahpur) Priyanshu Diwan from Vatika Chowk, Sohna Road, and continued at other vulnerable spots in the city, police said.During the campaign, when red light turned into red, the police and the RSO team were holding banners and placards across the road and walked to the drivers saying stop and told them about the importance of zebra crossing and asked them to move back before the stop line, ACP Kumar said.During the campaign, the team also gave roses and chocolates as a token of appreciation to the drivers who followed traffic rules. ACP Dewan said the campaign will continue for till the end of this week. PTIWe also published the following articles recentlyOdisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches awareness campaign on cyber safetyOdisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched a 15-day awareness campaign on cybercrime, urging people to take precautions against online criminals. The campaign includes the use of 34 vehicles to spread awareness on cyber security, with audio-video messages being played at various public places. Professionals from IT companies may participate in the campaign, and there will be online competitions and household outreach programs. Cybercrime in Odisha decreased by 2.6% in 2022 compared to the previous year, but cases involving children have increased during the Covid pandemic. The government plans to strengthen cyber investigation and upgrade tech skills of investigators.Congress kicks off pre-LS poll campaign from Lohardaga seatThe Congress party has started its preparatory campaign in Gumla for the upcoming general election in the Lohardaga parliamentary constituency. Party leaders discussed strategies to strengthen the organization at the grassroots level. They also emphasized the formation of booth committees by October 30. In other news, Tanginath Dham in Gumla has introduced new amenities for visitors, including a guest house and solar lighting. Additionally, senior Congress leaders in Gujarat will visit all 26 Lok Sabha constituencies to assess factors influencing the 2024 general election.Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde puts off week-long trip to Germany & UKThe week-long foreign trip of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to Germany and the United Kingdom has been postponed. The trip was originally scheduled from October 1 to October 8 but may have been cancelled due to the ongoing Shiv Sena MLAs disqualification case. State cultural affairs minister Sudhir Mungantiwar will still go ahead with the UK trip and sign a memorandum of understanding with Londons Victoria and Albert Museum. Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray criticized the CMs trip and demanded transparency in the schedule of his engagements.

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