Panaji: September 20, 2016 …. Minister for Transport Shri Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavlikar inaugurated 6th State Road Safety Week which will be observed by Directorate of Transport from 19th to 25thSeptember 2016. Other dignitaries who were present on the occasion at Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panjim were M L A of Taleigao constituency Mrs. Jennifer Monserrate, Mayor of corporation of the city of Panaji Shri. Surendra Furtado, Convener of Goa CAN Shri. Roland Martins, Shri. Sunil Masurkar director for Directorate of Transport, Shri Prakash Azavedo Deputy Director and Gurudas Narvekar Deputy Director.

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          While addressing Minister Shri Dhavalikar said that, motor vechicle act is the central act which was last amended in the year 1984 and 1998 and further amending the act this year also is in process. Rules in the motor vechicle act will be amended and strict rules will be included Shri. Dhavlikar said. Shri. Dhavlikar further said that Goa is observing road safety week since 2010. Goa Government has taken up the four laning of National Highways, State Highways and major district roads, Work of which will start in the next five years in big way. Shri Dhavlikar further stated that it is decided by Union Ministry of Road and Transport to include road safety lessons at Std. 8th, 9th and 10th syllabus by next academic year. This practice will be implemented in all states of India he remarked.

          M L A Mrs. Jennifer Monserrate, Shri Roland Martins and Mayor of CCP Shri. Surendra Furtado also spoke on the occasion.

Shri. Sandip Dessai Assistant Director of North enforcement wing welcomed the gathering. Shri. Dsouza compared while Shri. Prakash Azavedo proposed vote of thanks. Students of various educational institutions from city and other stakeholders were present for the programme .