Ashoka Buildcon has conducted a Road Safety Awareness programme across its road projects in different states like, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Marking its 23rd Anniversary Celebration, Ashoka Buildcon, dedicated its annual day celebrations towards road safety and conducted various activities to promote road safety at its project sites and toll plazas. These activities are part of ‘THE ASHOKA ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN’, which was started by the company 3 years ago.
The employees of the company took an oath to become ‘Brand Ambassadors for Road Safety’ by encouraging the people around them to wear helmets while riding motorcycles and seatbelts while in cars. Ashoka Buildcon will be distributing 1,150 helmets to road users through its employees and the inauguration of this drive was done at Nashik, in the presence of Shri Ravindra Singhal, the Commissioner of Police, Nashik.
Singhal enlightened the audience on the importance of Road Safety. He said, “it is very disappointing to see that citizens of our Country are so obedient towards traffic rules when they are abroad, but in India, they are so reluctant to follow the same. But the Police department all across the Country is trying to improve the situation through enforcement as well as counselling of road users. The results are encouraging and the number of Helmet Users has increased significantly in Nashik.”
Satish Parakh, Managing Director of Ashoka Buildcon Ltd, presented the welcome address where he said, “Every single life lost due to a road accident is a loss to the Nation. We being one of the leading highway developers in the country have always taken road safety as a serious issue. We believe that while spreading road safety awareness amongst people will make a difference in the long run, we need to support this awareness drive by strict enforcement of traffic rules. After all, even a small piece of casual behaviour can result in major fatalities on the road.“
The company also conducted safety drive at its 14 toll plazas in a different part of the Country, through which thousands of travellers pass by every day. The Company’s toll employees gifted rose flowers and chocolates to riders wearing helmets as a token of gratitude for respecting traffic safety. They urged helmet-less riders to wear it every time they are riding a bike or seated as a pillion rider, a similar exercise was done for car users where the use of seat belts was propagated.