Panaji: September 25, 2016 …. Expressing concern over the growing incidents of accidents in the state, Minister for Water Resources Shri. Dayanand Mandrekar recently stressed the need to create awareness among the road users to ensure safety to their life and minimize accidents in the state.

Inaugurating the 6th State Road Safety Week 2016 celebration being organized by by Directorate of Transport, Mapusa on the Theme “Love Safety, Marry Rules, Divorce Speed at Fr. Agnel Institute of Technology and Design Assagoa in Bardez Taluka. Shri. Mandrekar mentioned that the number of accidents that are occurring on roads 98.5 percent accounts due to man made errors which includes over speeding, rash and reckless driving. In the context the minister emphasized the need for road safety and traffic discipline among the road users besides to obey traffic rules, youth succumbing to injuries caused due to accidents is a matter of concern he added.

Speaking further Shri. Mandrekar also highlighted the need to have presence of mind while driving, walking and also while crossing the road.

The Function was also attended by Dr.V. Mariappan, Principle of Agnel Institute, Fr. Sebastiao Rodrigues, Asst. Director (ATEC), Shri. Sunil Masurkar, Director of Transport, Gurudas Narvekar, Dy. Director for Transport, Shri. Roland Martins, Convener, GOA CAN and Shri. Narayan Rathvad, Senior Journalist.

Shri M.C Tar, Motor Vehicle Inspector who gave presentation on Road Safety Instruction to Students said that “Lack of Knowledge of Traffic rules and traffic Sign boards may cause to serious fatal accidents.

Prof. Larissa Carvalho, Asst. Prof. AITD, compered. Shri. Sandeep B. Dessai, Asstt. Director of Transport, Enf. (North)Welcomed the guests,Shri. Sandeep.B. Dessai,Asstt. Director of Transport.Enf. (North) proposed the vote of thanks.