DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore today released ‘Chandigarh Road Safety Manual’ prepared by. Harman Singh Sidhu, President, Arrive Safe for the benefit of existing road users. The Chandigarh Road Safety manual aims to sensitize road users to adopt safe driving practices. The Manual comprehensively and insightfully discusses all challenges to driving whether relating to road conditions, weather, time of the day, visibility, nature of traffic, etc. The Governor desired that this manual should be supplied to the drivers who appear for learner/renewal license at least 15 days in advance.
Further, the Governor also released a series of three books “Towards Road Safety’ as part of the curriculum for School children. These road safety books (in Hindi and English) have been developed by Chandigarh Traffic Police in association with the State Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT), UT, Chandigarh for primary (3-5 class), middle (6-8 class) and senior levels (9-10 class) for school children.
The Governor also desired that these books should be introduced as part of the curriculum for school children from the next academic session i.e. 2020-2021.
Senior Officers of Chandigarh Administration including Manoj Parida Adviser to Administrator, Arun Kumar Gupta Home Secretary, Ajoy Kumar Sinha Finance Secretary, Mandip Singh Brar Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Baniwal DGP and Shashank Anand SSP Traffic were also present on the occasion.