Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To mark the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for road accident victims Consumer VOICE, New Delhi along with its state partner Consumer Guild Lucknow organized a walk from Swasthya Bhawan Chauraha near (old High Court Building) to Shaheed Smarak, on November 19, 2017 to demand safer roads for all.

Walkathon in Lucknow


People from all walks of life, lawyers, Govt employees, Bar Association Representatives, Students, NGO representatives, and Media had participated actively in the program. Peace walk started from Swasthya Bhawan Chauraha and moved from Civil Court, Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation Head office, Transport Commissioner office and ended at Shaeed Smarak.

A two minute silence was observed in the remembrance of road traffic victims. Mr.Gangaphal, the Additional Secretary Transport Road Safety & IT Govt. of Uttar Pradesh sent a message on Road Safety and appreciated the walkathon. A memorandum was submitted to the Additional secretary and a copy was sent to the State Transport Minister Shri Swatantra Dev Singh and Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways.

WDR in Lucknow

On this occasion Abhishek Srivastava Chairman, Consumer Guild said that this is the third year in a row we are observing this day in the remembrance of Road Traffic Victims with the support of Consumer Voice Delhi. We are also tirelessly working on to raise our voice to demand early passage of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017. He said that in U.P alone 35,612 road crashes , 25096 injuries and 19,320 road fatalities occurred in the year 2016.

Imran Ullah Khan, Rajat Bansal Advocate, Anshu Singh Office Bearer of Oudh Bar Association, Rusheeda Women Activist, Pratyush Chaubey, Robin, Pradeep Gupta , President Vaish Samaj Uttar Pradesh, Lavi Tikkha Awadh Upbhokta Hit Sanrkshan Samiti, RD Shukla from Arpan Sewa Sansthan, Akhilesh Tiwari Dukhna Devi Sewa Sanshthan, Amita Yadav Advocate, Amjad Siddiqui also spoke on the occasion and demanded early passage of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017, Few accident victims also shared their experience .

Ekta Purohit who represented Consumer Voice, said that The Road Safety bill promised by the government is yet to see the light and ‘we urge the government to pass the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017 in the next session of Parliament. The event was covered by various print and electronic media.

Media Coverage in Various Newspapers

Hindustan

Swatantra Bharat

Tezkhawar

Amar Ujala

Armantoday

AVNN News

Pioneer

Pioneer

Rashtriya Sahara





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