With an aim to decrease accidents happening during the night involving rickshaws, e-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, senior citizens from Sectors 22 and 23 in Dwarka, who work as volunteers of social organization Sukh Dukh Ke Sathi, have started an initiative to stick reflector strips on these vehicles to increase visibility.
The initiative was first started from Sector 21 Metro Station and would be carried out further in all the sectors.
PB Mishra, general secretary of SDKS and a resident of Chitrakoot Apartments in Sector 22, said, “First phase of the initiative was started last Saturday at Sector 21 Metro Station in coordination with Delhi Police Traffic department.”
According to the members of SDKS, the initiative was started after taking into account the growing number of accidents happening in the area involving e-rickshaws and small vehicles. SS Mann, vice president of SDKS, said, “In Sectors 22 and 23, a number of minor accidents are reported involving e-rickshaws. After discussion, it was decided to stick reflectors on them. The first phase was very successful as we not only managed to stick reflectors on e-rickshaws but also on vehicles parked at the station.”
The members plan to carry out the activity every fortnight. “Our next stop is Sector 9 Metro Station. Thereafter the activity would be carried out periodically across Dwarka,” added Mann.
SDKS is a social organisation mainly involving senior citizens from Sectors 22 and 23 working for the welfare of the community.