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250 officers of Maharashtra Transport Department undergo an awareness program on Rules of Road Regulations

-One day workshop conducted by Institute of Road Traffic Education(IRTE) with Support of Goodyear-

Pune, 12 March 2018 : As advised by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) conducted a one day Workshop at the Auditorium,(Raj Bhavan Complex) Yashada  in Pune.

Over 250 officers of the Maharashtra Transport Department participated in a workshop conducted by Dr. Rohit Baluja, President of the Institute of Road traffic Education (IRTE) under the CSR support of Goodyear India Ltd.

Speaking at the workshop, Dr Rohit Baluja, President IRTE and Director of the College of Traffic Management said, “The Rules of the Road Regulations form the very basis of discipline, safety and efficiency of road usage. The positive effect of improving road safety would only be possible once the Rules of Road Regulations are properly understood and implemented by the Transport Departments, Traffic Police and consequently  by the road users in respective States and UTs”. 

The Amendment to the Rules of Road Regulations 1989 has already been legislated as Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations 2017 by the Ministry (Gazette Notification 634E). These Regulations have superseded the Rules of the Road Regulations, 1989 with effect from 23 June 2017. There is therefore an urgent need to apprise the responsible stakeholders of the change of status.

Dr Rohit Baluja, President IRTE and Director of the College of Traffic Management, has been instrumental in supporting the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways towards drafting the new driving regulations,

The programme was inaugurated  by Mr. Prasad Mahajan, Joint Transport commissioner , Maharashtra in the presence of and RTO Mr. J.B. Patil, Mr. B.I. Ajari, Mr. Laxman Darade and Mr. R.T. Gite.


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