Chennai, 10th May 2019: Global trade enabler DP World operated Chennai Container Terminal (CCT), in an endeavor to increase road safety around the Chennai Port, has recently conducted two significant programmes. The terminal launched two initiatives under the ‘Drive Safe’ campaign. The first programme conducted at Mathur/Kosapur Toll Plaza and at Pandinallur Toll Plaza, aimed at raising awareness among bikers on the importance of wearing helmets. The second initiative is focused on enhancing road safety by installation of CCTV cameras along the highway and fishing harbour road leading to Chennai Port Trust. These programmes are being executed in collaboration with Chennai City Traffic Police, Road Transport Authority (RTO) and local NGOs -Thozhan and DESH (Deepam Educational Society).
The terminal management intends to conduct series of follow up initiatives in the future. These will be strategically held at CCTV monitored locations where there are more traffic violations. The goal of these programmes will be to reduce the road accidents by monitoring and addressing road safety through various awareness programmes. Capt. R Venkatesh, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Chennai, said“At DP World, we have always followed the principle of ‘safety is sacrosanct’; this has enabled us to build a safer organization. We aim to create a safe environment inside and around the port and are constantly looking for ways to ensure the safety of our people. We believe our road safety programmes will contribute to raise awareness around the road safety issue, thereby decreasing potential threats and reducing road fatalities. We would like to thank the community partners and authorities for their invaluable efforts and look forward to working together to continuously improve safety standards at the port.”