Inaugurating two Honda Traffic Parks in eastern India, the Japanese giant has outlined its corporate social responsibility. The said Honda Traffic Parks were set up in the outskirts of two cities, namely Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Honda Traffic Parks are carefully controlled and safe environments where Honda promotes road safety and awareness. Road safety promotion is a global ideal of Honda. All over the world, Honda puts the safety of its customers as the topmost priority.
In these Honda Traffic Parks, the following activities will be undertaken :
- Children from 5-8 years of age will be inculcated with safety values in primary school activity.
- Children from 9-12 years of age will be handed over practical riding experience on Honda’s imported CRF 50 models. This model is otherwise nicknamed as The Cub, and is widely regarded as the most durable vehicle.
- For even older riders, there will be theoretical sessions conducted by riding trainers. Such riding trainers are present at all Honda dealerships across India, and they will provide advice about the possible hazards on roads. They will also suggest about reacting properly to these hazards.
- Honda also has a unique programme in these Honda Traffic Parks where female riders can learn to ride a two-wheeler in a single day with the help of riding trainers.
The inauguration of these Honda Traffic Parks in the twin-cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack attracted an august crowd. Honda has associated itself with the RTO authorities of the said cities for this programme. The traffic parks are located in the places where the Driving Testing Centres of the two cities were situated. Honda will use the acreage and other facilities present at those Driving Testing Centres to run the traffic parks. In return, Honda’s brand image and huge coffers could possibly lend a figure of resilience to the spineless transport authorities of the two cities.
The dignitaries present at the inauguration of the Bhubaneswar Honda Traffic Park were Sj. Ramesh Chandra Majhi (Hon’ble Minister of State, Commerce & Transport Department, with Independent charge for Commerce and Transport Department) in the august presence of Sj. Ashok Chandra Panda (Minister of State, Tourism & Culture Dept.), Sj. Prasanna Kumar Pattasani (M.P., Bhubaneswar), Sj. Priyadarshi Mishra (MLA Bhubaneswar-North), Sj. Bijay Kumar Mohanty (MLA Bhubaneswar-Middle), Sj. Ananta Narayan Jena (Mayor, BMC), Mr. Yadvinder S. Guleria (Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HMSI) and Mr. Takanori Maruyama (Director, HMSI).
Later, the Cuttack Honda Traffic Park was inaugurated by Sri Manoj Ahuja (IAS, Transport Commissioner) with special guests Shri Rajendra Prasad Sharma (IPS, commissioner Cuttack – BBSR Police Commissionerate), Shri Girish S.N (IAS, Collector, Cuttack), Shri Sanjeev Arora (IPS, DCP, Cuttack), Shri S.K Panigrahi (Additional Transport Commissioner – Tech), Mr. Y S. Guleria (Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HMSI) and Mr. Takanori Maruyama (Director, HMSI).
Collective awareness in the society can only improve road safety. It is hoped that measures as such will result in safer roads all over India.