Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi today inaugurated a Traffic Park in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of 26th National Road Safety Week, 2015. The Park is developed by the Police Commissionerate Bhubaneswar-Cuttack with collaboration of Transport Dept, Govt of Odisha and Lok Mitra Foundation, an NGO.
Police Commissioner Rajendra Prasad Sharma said that a record amount of Rs. 2, 55, 00000.00 (two crore fifty-five lakh rupees) have been collected in 2014 from the traffic violators as quantum of punishment in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack jurisdiction. However, the Police are striving hard to reduce the number of traffic violations and road accidents, he said.
The Park is built with an aim to create a civic sense and educate the people about traffic rules and road safety. The traffic violators will be provided 1 hour of traffic training apart from monetary fines or other punishment. Besides, the School and College students of Bhubaneswar will also be offered free training regarding traffic rules in this park.
On the occasion, the Transport Minister appealed the people particularly the youth to be sincere about road safety and join hands to minimize road accidents and traffic violations. He also extended his gratitude to all the stake holders of newly built traffic park, which he said, a noble endeavour for road safety.
BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and other dignitaries also graced the occasion.