Members of the City Service Maxicab Association (CSMA) of Capital Complex region of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday took a pledge to abide by the laid down traffic rules.

Members of the City Service Maxicab Association (CSMA) of Capital Complex region of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday took a pledge to abide by the laid down traffic rules and regulations and to promote the same among the masses.

The oath was administered upon the CSMA members by Capital Complex district transport officer, C Wangsu on the sidelines of the fifth general conference cum election of the CSMA which was held at a city hotel in Naharlagun on Wednesday.

Addressing the gathering, Wangsu advised the CSMA members to be well versed with the traffic rules and follow them in letter and spirit.

“Road transportation is one of the vital links that facilitates productivity which in turn leads to rapid economic development of a state and country. Also well-trained professional drivers are the backbone of every supply chain and a lot depends upon them. So it is the duty of the drivers to be professional and follow traffic rules at all times and also make people aware of the same,” the DTO said.

Further acknowledging the effort put in by Capital Complex superintendent of police Tumme Amo to cope with the traffic congestion in the twin capitals, Wangsu urged upon the public to corporate with the administrators for better results.

He further spoke about the dos and don’ts one needs to follow while driving and also in regards to parking their vehicles.

The DTO also said stressed on the creation of more parking lots in the Capital Complex of which he was confident that it would contribute in reducing traffic congestion to a large extent.

Wangsu, at the same time appealed all to make use of the existing parking areas.

The DTO further informed that steps are being initiated to regulate the commercial vehicle rates as demanded by the All Arunachal Pradesh Transport Federation (AAPPTF) and the same should be done in a couple of days.

AAPPTF president Dobing Sonam said that besides selecting/electing a capable team to lead  the CSMA, the day’s programme was primarily focused on spreading awareness about traffic rules among the association members as well as to give out valuable instructions about the dos and don’ts while driving.

“It should be always be in the minds of the drivers to drive safe, be well versed with the traffic rules for the safety of the passengers, as well as to reach back home safely to the families at the end of the day,” said Dobing.

Taking opportunity, Sonam informed that the AAPPTF would soon submit a memorandum to the chief minister for creation of a labour welfare like board for the members of the transport federation so that several aspects in regards to their and their family’s health, children’s education etc are secured.

Meanwhile, the day saw Toko Tadap, John Diri and Dayum Tacho being elected as the CSMA president, vice-president and general secretary respectively.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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