Bhubaneswar: The Transport Department on Saturday morning organised a walkathon here to mark the beginning of the observance of the 31st Road Safety Week in the State.
School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash inaugurated the walkathon, participated by boys, girls and people belonging to different sections of the society. The walkathon begun at the KIIT campus moved to the RTO II office at Chandrasekharpur. The participants were holding banners and posters with messages like “Safe Road, Save Life”, “Better late than never” etc.
At the RTO, a special programme held for girls and women to create awareness for use of helmets while driving scooters or scooty.
Among others, Traffic DSP Sagarika Nath and former MP and Ollywood actor Sidhant Mohapatra were present.