Kargil: As a part of the month-long road safety campaign, Mini Bus Operators Union and Bus Union Thursday organized a road safety awareness program at Bus Stand Kargil.
ARTO Kargil, Khadim Hussain, DYSP Traffic, Manzoor Ahmad, President of All Kargil Transport Association, Riyaz Ahmad, Taxi drivers and others participated in the program.
The ARTO emphasized the significance of a transport policy in Ladakh and threw light on the use of public transport and electric cars.
He urged the participants to take advantage of subsidies for electric buses and highlighted the importance of road safety audits before constructing roads.
The ARTO stressed the need for road education, enforcement and the future implementation of e-challan. He informed about the establishment of a command control center in Kargil for transparent challans and fare services.
DYSP Traffic, Manzoor Ahmad spoke about the importance of good behavior of taxi drivers and emphasized on safe driving practices, including use of seat belts.
He urged drivers to play their role in motivating tourists to contribute to the local economy and collaborate collectively with the administration and to create a safer road environment and encourage for safe driving practices.
Sadiq Ali hosted the event. A one-minute silence was observed to pay homage to those who lost their lives in recent road accidents.