Mangalore, September 5: The city’s radio station 92.7 Big FM in collaboration with Mangalore City Traffic Police (MCTP) launched a week-long traffic awareness programme called ‘BIG Traffic Guru’ to stress on the importance of the following traffic rules, on Friday September 5th at Lalbagh.
A crew of ‘Traffic gurus and traffic police acted out the traffic rules for the public. This awareness programme be continued for seven days. 9 Traffic Gurus will create awareness at two signals daily, covering 14 signals in and around Mangalore until Thursday September 11th.
MLC Ivan D’Souza, who was on his way to attend another event, made a sudden stop and witnessed the event. He praised the initiative and wished the very best for the overall success of the event. “Spreading awareness about traffic safety is admirable and Mangalore requires these kinds of programmes. This awareness initiative should be conducted at all the circles”, he said.
ACP Uday Nayak said that commuters should be educated about the importance of following traffic rules.
DCP Vishnuvardhan also spoke on the occasion and later told reporters, “Mangalore traffic police department has always encouraged such people-affable initiatives. Public should practice the traffic rules and lead by example.”
Members of Supersouls NGO will perform an awareness drill at signals across the city as a part of this campaign. This is a unique attempt to bring about traffic awareness and probably a first one in the city.
On this occasion, RJ Errol, Shrujan Kumar, Manik Mascarenhas, Vijayanath Shetty, Narasimha Shenoy, Yathish Baikampady and police officers from various stations were present.