A regional workshop to ensure vehicular fitness on road and enhance road safety to reduce accidents was held on January 20 at the conference hall of transport commissioner Old MLA Hostel building, Kohima.
Addressing the inaugural programme as chief guest, secretary transport department N. Hangsing stated that in Nagaland, more accidents occurred during festive times and stressed the need to address the issue to ensure safety of people plying on roads. Hangsing also voiced optimism that the workshop would help the participants to give something worthwhile to the people they served and called upon motor vehicles inspectors and staff of transport department to give the best of their services.
Chairman TEDC (BIS), former director ARAI & chairman CMVR TSC, B. Bharat in his keynote address, enlightened the participants on technicalities of ensuring road safety. He informed that the government of India, taking note of numerous road accidents that occurred in the country, wanted to take a pledge for reducing accidents.
He also apprised officials of transport department that it was mandatory for every public service vehicle to undergo fitness certificate every year as per law, and urged them to address the issue seriously to enhance road safety to reduce accidents.
The programme was chaired by transport commissioner H. Achumi while RTO Kohima, T. Elias Lotha proposed vote of thanks. The programme was jointly organised by the Motor Vehicles Department Nagaland and International Road Federation-India Chapter.