GUWAHATI- Assam Transport Minister Parimal Suklabaidya is on a statewide bike rally, raising awareness about road safety.
The rally, which began on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, is called ‘Path Suraksha Jan Andolan’.
“Sharing some glimpses from Day 2 of Path Suraksha Jan Andolan Bike Rally in Guwahati. I am riding till Goalapara today in line with our motive of reiterating the message of HCM Dr. @himantabiswa dangoriya about raising awareness on road safety,” the Minister, who was seen riding a Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 cruiser motorcycle, said in a post on X.
The rally includes awareness meetings with stakeholders, government officials, students, drivers and the public to sensitise them on the necessity of road safety and instil a sense of responsibility among citizens.
On the way the minister visited Kamrup(M) DC office today to pay tributes to the road accident victims who lost their lives.
Minister also held a comprehensive meeting with DC, Guwahati Police, Excise & Transport officials to mitigate the ‘Drink & Drive’ cases in Guwahati. He urged everyone to adopt proper road safety measures while commuting in road.
Minister also visited Assam Engineering College, Jalukbari, along with the senior officials of the Assam Transport Department, and paid tributes to those six students of this college, who lost their lives recently in a tragic road accident.
He urged the students of the college to follow all the road safety measures, & encouraged them to take necessary precautions to avoid such accidents in the future.
From January to October this year, the state recorded 6,001 accidents, leading to 2,606 deaths, the state transport department data showed.
The top five districts with the highest deaths recorded during this period were Kamrup (R), Kamrup (M), Nagaon, Sonitpur, and Goalpara, the data showed.