Punjab Traffic Police to train rickshaw pullers on road safety

Posted on 22nd July 2012 in Indian Express
In a first of its kind initiative the Punjab Police will now train more than three lakh rickshaw-pullers operating across the state on road safety. The initiative has been taken after the Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) requested the state police to educate the rickshaw pullers on road safety and traffic rules.

Accepting the request, the ADGP, Punjab has already written to the traffic wings across the state to start imparting the training the rickshaw pullers, bicycle riders and pedestrians. One such workshop has already been organised in Patiala.

In order to make rickshaws more popular - it is the one of the safest mode of transport - the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board recently provided free tourist guide training to the rickshaw pullers at Patiala with the help of a local Non Government Organisation, The Patiala Foundation.

Municipal Council Patiala has also accepted the e-registration system for rickshaw operators.


Indian Express, Page 4, Chandigarh Edition

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