Global trade enabler DP World operated Chennai Container Terminal (CCTL) has launched a road safety drive in collaboration with Chennai Customs, Chennai Port Trust and the Chennai Police to improve road safety and traffic management around the Chennai port. As a part of the initiative, CCTL installed 135 CCTV cameras covering 8.5 kms from Chennai Port to Ernavur junction. The initiative is primarily aimed at raising the safety awareness and levels for the residents and all stakeholders including road users. It will reduce traffic rule violations and ease traffic congestion at the busy road leading to the port by ensuring better monitoring and management of traffic movement.
The programme is being executed in collaboration with Chennai City traffic Police, and local NGO partner DESH (Deepam Educational Society for Health). As a part of this program, 150 school children from 5 schools along with their teachers were trained in first aid and in delivering emergency services such as CPR. A section of them were handed out participation certificates as well as badges during the event. Mr. Ajit Kumar, IRS, Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs inaugurated the cameras in the presence of Shri. P Raveendran, IAS, Chairman Chennai Port Trust along with Mrs. Shyamala Devi, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chennai North and Capt. R Venkatesh, CEO, Chennai Container Terminal.
Capt. R Venkatesh – Chief Executive Officer, CCTL, DP World, said, “Safety is sacrosanct for DP World. We are constantly striving to create safe environment around our port terminals. The CCTV cameras will help the Chennai Police monitor the traffic movement and make proper interventions to reduce traffic violations and road congestion. I believe it will contribute to raise awareness around the road safety issues. The support and response we have received from community, children and partners were overwhelming. I would also like to thank Chennai Police, Chennai Port Trust and Chennai Customs for their continued support and teamwork in improving road safety.”