Kolkata: In an effort to reduce the number of accidents daily, the government is planning to adopt several measures. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while inaugurating several schemes of the Transport department, said on Wednesday that, it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that not a single life is lost in road accidents. To ensure this, the message of Safe Drive Save Life must be spread to more number of people.
While addressing the press at the state secretariat, Mamata said that within the next seven days, all government vehicles will bear Safe Drive Save Life stickers. The stickers will be put in the vehicle’s steering and behind. Interestingly, Banerjee herself will also put a sticker in her own car. Banerjee also requested every citizen to do the same.
Mamata also instructed the Kolkata Police to take the help of school students in this work of putting stickers in vehicles. The motive is to spread this big and social cause.
As a gift to the citizens, on the occasion of Durga Puja, Banerjee, announced that the Kolkatans will get 80 buses more before the Puja.
CM Banerjee also inaugurated non-stop bus services to increase the speedy communication between the city with the districts. She also inaugurated Banglasree Express, a bus service in 20 routes. Apart from this, she also inaugurated 22 trauma care, AC ambulance and 13 raker vans.