WB Transport Minister proposes ‘no helmet, no petrol’ policy

The state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari has proposed to initiate the state-wide drive “no helmet, no petrol” to bring down the rate of accidents.

He said that he would propose to introduce a system following discussion with petroleum dealers that they will not give petrol if a person comes to refill his or her two-wheeler without putting on a helmet. He placed his proposal before the Chief Minister.

He said that the awareness of people is necessary to bring a change in the scenario and make the attempts of the government, a successful one.

In a bid to bring down the rash driving among public buses, the minister said rationalisation of routes would be undertaken and racing between the buses to get more passengers will be curbed once the rationalisation process is over.

He said that the Chief Minister has already completed the main task to ensure better traffic movement in the past five years by constructing smooth roads. “Now our next task is to make the “Safe Drive Save Life” campaign successful to ensure that road accidents come down,” he added.


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