SunstarTV Bureau: As part of the ongoing ‘National Road Safety Month’, the state has organised a state-level cyclothon in the capital city to create awareness on road safety.
State Sports and Youth Services Minister, Tusharkanti Behera has flagged off the cyclothon at 6 AM in the morning and more than 100 cyclists participated in the event. The theme of the event was ‘Pedal For Road Safety’.
The cyclothon has organised by the State Transport Authority started from Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) office and touched several key junctions in the city including AG Square, Unit-6 Hospital Square, Sishu Bhawan Square, Raj Mahal Square, Ram Mandir Square and Unit 4.
The cyclothon was held to spread awareness against traffic violations like drunken driving, over-speeding, triple riding, wrong side driving, driving using mobile phones and not wearing seat belt and riding without helmets.
Behera said, “Safety should be top priority for everyone in all spheres of life. People should not hurry while driving and obey road etiquettes to prevent mishaps”.
State Transport Commissioner, MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, Ollywood actors- Papu Pom Pom and Sabhyasachi Mishra were also present during the event.