• Alert Bike Riders: ‘No Helmet no Petrol’ in Kamrup District

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    Guwahati: To reduce the number of road accidents in the district, the Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee re-imposed the ‘no helmet no petrol’ rule prohibiting petrol pumps from selling fuel to riders without a helmet.

    The decision was taken during a District Road Safety Committee meeting chaired by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bipul Kumar Das at the District Commissioner Office. 

    As per the committee, from now onwards, both government and non-government employees will have to strictly adhere to this rule set 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 the office.

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    “Students of both schools and colleges shall have to follow the rule; if anyone is found without a helmet, they have to face a heavy fine.” said the committee.  

    Moreover, if a driver is found without wearing a seat belt while driving a car, a heavy fine will be imposed upon them.   

    Meanwhile, in the meeting, the Assistant Commissioner of Transport department and Member-Secretary of the Kamrup Metro District Road Safety Committee, Gautam Das, point out the accident-prone zone in the district.

    Earlier, the Bongaigaon district administration had imposed ‘no helmet, no petrol in the district to reduce the number of accidents; however, it is reported that hardly any citizen and the petrol pumps followed the rules set upon by the concerned authority.

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