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Give Way for Ambulance

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The Mumbai Traffic Police, in association with RADHEE Disaster and Education Foundation and Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd has started an initiative “Give Way for Ambulance” to generate awareness among people.

The event was addressed by Joint Commissioner of Police Traffic – Dr. B. K. Upadhyay, Additional Commissioner of Police Traffic – Mr. Quaiser Khalid, Founder Director of RADHEE – Dr. Rita Savla, Director of RADHEE – Mr. Asif Reshamwala, Vice Chairman of RADHEE – Dr. Jitendra Tiwari and Senior Vice President, Shriram Transport Finance – Mr. Pravin Puntambekar.

“Give Way for Ambulance” is a banner awareness program planned at various important places in the city such as traffic junctions, petrol pumps etc. The intention of this awareness drive is to educate people and help them understand how to react on such emergency situations.

“GIVE WAY FOR AMBULANCE” IS A BANNER AWARENESS PROGRAM PLANNED AT VARIOUS IMPORTANT PLACES IN THE CITY SUCH AS TRAFFIC JUNCTIONS, PETROL PUMPS ETC.

The intention of this awareness drive is to educate people and help them understand how to react on such emergency situations.According to Dr. Rita Savla, “After studying the international standards on Ambulance rules, as a conscious citizen, we carried out a research to understand the reason of why people are not giving way to Ambulance. In the process we realized that they were not aware how to react in such situation, either to go left or right or drive fast or slow. They should be aware that in such  circumstances one should “Move to Left and Drive Slow”. Even the ambulance driver is not aware that they are suppose to drive in right lane only and not in zigzag manner to get the way”.

Commenting on the occasion Mr. Pravin Puntambekar, Senior VP, Shriram Transport said, “Ambulance is a most important mode of transportation in saving lives of critical patients but every day in Mumbai around 900 ambulances or fire brigade vehicle get stuck in traffic as their average speed of the vehicle is a mere 12-15 km/hour.  Shriram Transport Finance believes in supporting for a cause and thus agreed to be part of the program”.

RADHEE Disaster and Education Foundation is a registered charitable organization working for social cause to reduce the aftermath of disasters, accidents and health emergencies through awareness, training and planning.

radheShriram Transport Finance Co Ltd. is the largest asset financing NBFC. The company is a leader in organized financing of pre-owned trucks with strategic presence in 5-12 year old trucks and a market share of around 25%. It has a pan-India presence with a network of 630 branches, and employs 18,078 employees including 11,243 field officers. The company has built a strong customer base of approx. 1.10 mn. Over the past 34 years, it has developed strong competencies in the areas of loan origination, valuation of pre-owned trucks and collection. It has a vertically integrated business model and offers a number of products which include: Pre-owned CV financing, New CV financing and other loans like accidental repair loans, tyre loans and working capital finance, etc.