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3 day MoRTH Workshop on Road Safety culminates in Ladakh

LEH: On the insistence of Secretary Transport, UT of Ladakh Amit Sharma, an important three-day Road Safety related Capacity Building Programme organised by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India culminated successfully in Leh yesterday wherein officers from Transport and Traffic departments participated.

Secretary Transport Amit Sharma mentioned that the basic purpose of organising this Road Safety Workshop in the Union Territory of Ladakh was to enhance the capacities of officials working in Traffic and Transport departments towards latest techno reforms taking place in Road Safety including Automated Vehicle Inspection and Automated Driving Test which is the need of the hour.

For the dais purpose, Secretary Transport had nominated RTO Ladakh Sheikh Nazir as the Nodal Officer of UT whereas Sandeep Kumar was the SPOC of MoRTH who brought top expert faculties from all over the nation so as to enhance skills of UT trainee officers through their knowledgeable sessions which included Anil Chhilkara, DC Transport, New Delhi, Ashok Shinde, RTO Transport Department Maharashtra and Dheerendra Samineni, Road Safety Expert, Safe Drive India.

Secretary Transport Amit Sharma, who also holds the charge of Transport Commissioner in Ladakh, took a detailed feedback from the visiting faculties as well as the officials of Transport and Traffic department about this MoRTH Workshop who indeed expressed that it is a win-win refresher activity which has indeed helped them to get exposure towards latest rules and developments in road safety domain and they expressed gratitude to Secretary for organising this kind of Workshop with support of MoRTH in the Union Territory.

Amit assured the trainees that it shall become a regular feature in Ladakh Union Territory in which the next leg shall be organised in Kargil district soon so that Transport and Traffic department officers there can get abreast with the latest developments in Road Safety domain and he further disclosed that there shall also be virtual workshops organised with MoRTH support in UT with the objective of achieving maximum Road Safety, minimising accident rates and adherence to latest traffic rules in the twin hilly districts of Ladakh.

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