Af­ter singers’ anti-drug mes­sage to youth, ac­tor to talk about road safety

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

NAVI MUM­BAI: Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Bo­man Irani will in­ter­act with res­i­dents to cre­ate aware­ness about road safety at the Cidco Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, Vashi, on Mon­day.

The ini­tia­tive is a part of the in­au­gu­ral pro­gramme of road safety week or­gan­ised by the Navi Mum­bai traf­fic depart­ment.

“Ac­tors and singers have a mass ap­peal and peo­ple fol­low what they say at the pub­lic events. Ear­lier, we had in­vited celebri­ties such as Shankar Ma­hade­van, Sachin Pil­gaonkar and Sid­darth Ma­hade­van to our pro­grammes. This time we have in­vited ac­tor Bo­man Irani for cre­at­ing aware­ness about road safety among the city res­i­dents,” said a se­nior of­fi­cer from the traf­fic depart­ment.

The traf­fic depart­ment has planned events such as bike and car ral­lies, street plays, sem­i­nars and demon­stra­tions at schools and col­leges for the road safety week, which will con­tinue till Jan­uary 23. Med­i­cal camps for the driv­ers have also been planned.

“We will dis­trib­ute T-shirts to po­lice ‘mi­tras’ and re­flec­tive jack­ets to traf­fic of­fi­cials at the event,” said Shirish Pawar, in­spec­tor (traf­fic), Vashi divi­sion.

Arvind Salve, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (traf­fic), said, “The po­lice and traf­fic depart­ment are tak­ing all pos­si­ble steps to re­duce the num­ber of road ac­ci­dents in the city. All traf­fi­cre­lated prob­lems can be avoided if com­muters fol­low traf­fic rules.”

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