Student volunteers to manage traffic in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar, Aug 10: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on
Wednesday gave his nod to a proposal of Student Traffic Volunteer Scheme (STVS)
in the twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The scheme would involve university and college students as
volunteers to assist traffic police in managing vehicle flow on the roads of
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar during peak hours. The volunteers will be engaged for a
maximum three hours on a day, particularly during their leisure time. They will
be provided with stipend, which will be directly transferred to their bank
accounts. All measures will be taken to ensure their dignity on job.
“Delighted to give assent to the proposal for launching
Student Traffic Volunteer Scheme (STVS) in the Twin City of Bhubaneswar and
Cuttack. The novel initiative will not only strengthen traffic management but
also bring a positive change in road user behaviour,” Patnaik posted in his
Facebook page.
The programme is a pioneering step in inculcating discipline
and the habit of voluntary compliance to road safety rules among youth. The
youngsters apart from managing traffic will also carry out public awareness
programmes on road safety. Active involvement of students in traffic management
and education will help bring a much needed transformation in road user behaviour
by motivating citizens to adhere to road safety rules.

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