Metropolitan Traffic Police Division on Thursday launched a three-day awareness campaign and road safety exhibition aimed at lessening road accidents and raising awareness among the people.
The exhibition has been organized at the premises of the traffic division office in the capital. As many as 28 stalls with different awareness raising displays have been kept in the exhibition.
Speaking at the inaugural programmee of the exhibition, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Upendra Kanta Aryal pointed out the need of following traffic rules for building a civilized society and said the people should be made aware of the traffic rules to lessen road accidents.
Only the police cannot control the accidents, so, police expects peoples' cooperation and help for the purpose, IGP Aryal added.
Aryal informed that 1,660,250 vehicles have been registered so far but the number of roads was limited, apart from the existing roads becoming narrower compared to the growing vehicular traffic these days. He said as many of the existing roads were constructed years ago, it is a big challenge to control the road accidents.
Meanwhile, deputy inspector general of police duo Bishwa Raj Singh Shahi and Keshav Adhikari also expressed their views on the importance of such campaigns.
Likewise, Khil Bahadur Bhandari, vice chairman of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Surya Bahadur Adhikari, vice chairman of the Nepal Public and Boarding Schools' Organization Nepal (NPABSON) and Yogendra Karmacharya, chairman of the Transportation Entrepreneurs National Federation had highlighted the need of such awareness campaign and exhibition to lessen road accidents.