Pune: A traffic school, which was proposed by Model Colony Parisar Sudharana Samiti (MCPSS) in January to teach discipline to traffic violators, is now ready at Chittaranjan Vatika Garden, Model Colony. The garden already had a traffic park, but the MCPSS has rejuvenated it. The school is likely to start by June.
“After giving a test for the driving license, the person does not recollect all the traffic signs, rules and regulations. This park is made especially for people to recollect the traffic signs, rules and regulations and to educate children about them. At the school, citizens will be given quiz papers to solve and shown a film on traffic rules and regulations,” Secretary of the Samiti Shaymala Desai added.
The school was earlier proposed at the busy junction at Chaphekar Chowk (Agriculture College junction), but due to heavy traffic at the junction throughout the day, the sessions will take place in the garden. Ashok Morale, Deputy Commissioner of Pune (Traffic), said, “The traffic awareness sessions will conducted in the garden. It was earlier proposed at Agriculture college junction, but the junction has heavy traffic throughout the day. And since the junction is narrow, it would be difficult to hold such sessions.
“However, we are still planning a way out to solve this specific issue. Till then, the sessions will take place in the garden.”
Desai, said, “We are in talks with all the Rotary clubs of the city and are also approaching NGOs to get youngsters involved to carry out these sessions. We will be targeting the youngsters and children so that they will be aware of the traffic rules and regulations besides knowing how a traffic police carries out his duties and what happens when the traffic rules are broken.”