09 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police Monday distributed chocolates and 'thank you cards' to citizens obeying traffic rules at Jagamara Chowk in the Capital City.
On the other hand, violators of traffic rules were issued with challans and penalties were levied from them.
The Commissionerate Police had held a similar exercise yesterday at the AG Square here to raise awareness on traffic rules among the public.
"We are trying to raise public awareness. We are giving 'thank you cards' and chocolates to those who are obeying traffic rules, wearing helmet, using seat belt etc.. We are issuing challans to violators and collecting fines from them," said Kishore Kumar Panigrahi, ACP (Traffic), Bhubaneswar.
Informing that the exercise is likely to continue for about a week, the ACP added, "Yesterday this exercise was held at A G Square, today it is being held here. We will be holding such exercise at different chowks to create awareness among the public".
The move of the Commissionerate Police has been appreciated by the public at large.
"This is good for everyone. This will reduce accidents. Helmet is for our own safety. I thank the Commissionerate Police for this awareness initiative. We should obey traffic rules for our own safety," a bike rider said.
Not only in the State Capital but police personnel across Odisha were seen today spreading awareness on the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 by distributing chocolates and pamphlets.
Sub-Inspector Alok Jagadala of Mohana Police Station in Gajapati district along with other staff was seen distributing chocolates to residents of Mohana and asking them to abide with the new rules.
Similarly, staff of MV 79 Police Station in Kalimela of Malkangiri district organised a bike rally today in which they toured the village on motorbikes with helmets and distributed pamphlets to create awareness on the new MV Act.