KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT ROAD SAFETY AT THANE PARK

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Megha Pol megha.pol@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Chil­dren will now learn the traf­fic rules and road safety the fun way in a park.

The Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion has planned to de­velop a chil­dren and traf­fic park at an es­ti­mated cost of Rs4 crore.

The park will be de­vel­oped on a 4.75-hectare plot in Kavesar, along Ghod­bun­der Road in Thane.

The pro­posal was tabled in the gen­eral body meet­ing re­cently.

The mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion has planned to de­vise short­term, mid-term and long-term so­lu­tions for the in­creas­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion in the city.

“We reg­u­larly take up dif­fer­ent mea­sures to deal with the traf­fic con­ges­tion in the city. How­ever, it is im­por­tant that ev­ery ci­ti­zen of Thane, be it young or old or school­child­ren, know traf­fic rules. They should also be aware of safety norms to be fol­lowed while driv­ing or walk­ing, fol­low sig­nals and abide by the park­ing rules,” said a civic of­fi­cial, re­quest­ing anonymity.

The park will play a vi­tal role in bring­ing all the in­for­ma­tion to­gether. It will dis­play traf­fic rules, ex­plain sig­nals, lane mark­ings, ze­bra cross­ing, in­for­ma­tory, reg­u­la­tory and manda­tory signs on the roads, speed lim­its and traf­fic sense of the ve­hi­cle own­ers among oth­ers.

“There will be dis­plays, demon­stra­tions, slide shows, work­shops, sem­i­nars, ex­hi­bi­tion and street plays reg­u­larly in the park. The park will also have a gallery to dis­play the on­go­ing traf­fic im­prove­ment projects in the city,” he added.

The park will have ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tres, au­dio vis­ual rooms and wash­rooms. “Chil­dren can en­joy na­ture and also learn safety rules. Schools can also or­gan­ise one day pic­nic at this park,” the of­fi­cial said.

There will be dis­plays, demon­stra­tions, slide shows, work­shops, sem­i­nars, ex­hi­bi­tion and street plays reg­u­larly in the park. The park will also have a gallery to dis­play the on­go­ing traf­fic im­prove­ment projects. TMC OF­FI­CIAL

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