Road Safety – Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Workshop
A stakeholders Consultation was organized by Consumer Guild with support from Consumer VOICE with Transport office & Traffic Police Gorakhpur at Divine Public School Mohnapur, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 12th May 2023. In the consultation the main focus was on Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 and its implementation in state to discuss provisions which encourages Road Safety scenario in the state. More than 200 Students. Various other important stakeholders, Representatives of Consumer Organizations and other NGOs working on Road Safety issue, Academician, Teachers, Media including officials from Transport Department, Road Safety Trainers, Traffic Police attended the consultation and discussed the important issue of status of Road safety in state.
Shri Sujoy Bishwas, Divine Public School welcomed all the speakers and guests. In the workshop Shri Vijay Kishore Anand, Public Transport Officer. Regional Transport Office Gorakhpur joined the workshop and gave the introductory speech and stressed upon the road safety education and also regarding road behavior of citizens. . Mr. Anand also briefed about various steps by the state government and Transport department to ensure road safety in the state.
Shri Jaiprakash Singh, Deputy Commissioner Police, CO Traffic Gorakhpur attended the workshop as chief guest he shared various provisions need to followed and rules to be implemented for the benefit of road users, he said that Gorakhpur is an important city as Honorable Chief minister Yogi Adityanath Ji directed officials to launch a statewide road safety campaign, asked them to work in a mission mode to curb cases of traffic crashes and resultant deaths.
Shri Sumit Mishra, Road Safety Trainer and Rep. of District Road Safety Committee gave the detailed Technical Presentation on subject, he said that youth is having very important role to play for Road Safety.
In the workshop Shri Dharmendra Singh, Traffic Inspector, Gorakhpur shared his views on traffic rules, importance of Road safety. He also informed the details of documents to be carried out while driving on Road and about various traffic rules violations and enforcement drive.
Shri Amarjeet Singh, advisor projects, Consumer VOICE gave his detailed presentation and shared data of Road Accidents cause and informed various provisions related to Road Safety in Motor Vehicle Amendment Act -2019. He said that Consumer VOICE is working on Road Safety in many states in collaboration of local partners and successfully working to improve road safety in country. Shri Sanjay Shrivastava , Parivahan Mitra,Good Samaritan Winner also shared his views.
Shri Abhishek Srivastava, Chairman Consumer Guild, shared about MVAA implementation in the state. He also expressed gratitude to Traffic Police and Transport department for participation and their active support for conducting the workshop at Gorakhpur.
There were more than 200 participants in the workshop. Later on, A press release was issued by traffic department Gorakhpur also and they supported the initiative on social media. Regional media provided good coverage and supported the initiative.