Chandigarh: A Seminar on ‘Advanced Traffic Management Systems and Road Safety in Punjab’ was organized by the Lead Agency to the Punjab State Road Safety Council (PRSC) at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA), Sector-26, Chandigarh.
Road safety and Traffic management professionals and experts from all over India participated in the seminar as Guest Speakers.
While giving the opening remarks Principal Secretary Transport K. Siva Prasad said “it’s high time for action to bring Road Safety culture and strict implementation to save precious human lives” and Director General, Lead Agency, Road Safety R. Venkat Ratnam said “we want to bring Road Safety Culture in Punjab through active participation of all stakeholders such as Engineering, Health, Traffic management, NGOs and People of Punjab and make a lasting contribution to road safety in the State.” Dr SS Chauhan ADGP Traffic stressed the importance of advanced and electronic enforcement in the State.
Dr. Navdeep Asija, Traffic Advisor Punjab has put the light on current scenario of Road Safety in Punjab. Sanjay Goel, Chairman IIA Punjab Chapter has talked about the Smart Solutions for Traffic Management.
On the other hand, Shabeer Mohammad, CEO, Sherwood Technocrats and Consultants Private Limited and Road Safety Communications expert has sensitized the participants about Road Safety Management. Swantantra Kumar also expressed his views on this occasion.
In order to sensitize the officers who deal with Traffic regulation and Road Safety aspects in the State, officers from various stakeholder departments/authorities like Police, NHAI, PWD (B&R), Local Government, Punjab Mandi Board, Transport Department and Engineers from the office of Traffic Advisor Punjab actively participated in the seminar.