Change in time of schools, colleges sought

Strict adherence to no parking rules on Nethaji Bypass road and other main roads in Dharmapuri town will ease traffic congestion during peak hours. This was the opinion echoed at an awareness programme on road safety held here on Thursday.

Following the recent accident in which four girl students were killed when two buses of educational institutions collided head on in the district, the District Police organised the programme. Over 350 representatives of colleges and schools, bus and lorry owners, drivers of buses and autorickshaws participated. Superintendent of Police Asra Garg presided over the programme.

The participants suggested that the police and district administration remove encroachments on the roadsides. Motorists should be made to strictly adhere to the no parking zones in important junctions and on main roads.

Cooperation

Mr. Garg appealed to all the stakeholders to cooperate with the police to prevent accidents. If everybody followed road traffic rules, accidents could be prevented, he said.

With a view to preventing traffic congestion during peak hours, the representatives suggested for change in the time of schools and colleges.

Mr. Garg said that the police and office of the RTO would conduct camps to tell youth to get valid licence, as only 65 per cent of the vehicle owners had it.

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