Guwahati: The Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee has decided to re-impose the “no helmet no petrol” rule forbidding petrol pumps from selling fuel to motorcyclists without helmets.
During a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bipul Kumar Das at the District Deputy Commissioner’s Office, some important decisions to reduce the number of road accidents in the district have been taken into consideration.
- From now onwards, the ‘No Helmet No Petrol’ rule will be more strictly enforced in the Kamrup Metro District
- Officials and employees of both government and non-government offices shall have to strictly adhere by this rule laid down by the District Road Safety Committee. None shall be allowed to enter the office premises if they fail to wear a helmet while coming to office.
- Students of both schools and colleges shall have to abide by this rule as well.
- In addition to this, if a driver is found not wearing a seat belt while driving a car, he/she will have to pay a hefty fine: District Road Safety Committee.
All members of the committee at the meeting stressed the need to implement this arrangement as soon as possible.
In the meeting, the Assistant Commissioner of Transport department and Member-Secretary of the Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee, Gautam Das identified accident-prone zones in the district.
While emphasizing on prevention of road accidents in the district, Das categorically spoke on the installation of directional road signs, speed bumps and installation of street lights where necessary.