Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee kicks of the road safety rally from Sealdah and will walk for spreading road safety awareness on Thursday. With eminent personalities, celebrities and school children in tow, Ms Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress Chairperson, will be leading a rally in the city to promote “Safe Drive Save Life”, a road safety initiative launched by her government.
Starting from Moulali Crossing, the rally will end at Esplanade. The state government in July launched the “Safe Drive Save Life” initiative aimed at inculcating a sense of safe driving and responsible road behaviour.
Besides cracking down on rash drivers, the government has introduced the “no helmet no petrol” rule, forbidding petrol pump owners to give fuel to bikers who are without the safety headgear.