Pune: Konecranes India, A global leader in Overhead Cranes and Lifting Solutions, hosted a road safety awareness program in the city recently to help reduce risk for the Pune Traffic Police. In order to ensure safety for the Traffic police officers while on patrol, Konecranes India distributed 1200 helmets. The event which was held at the Sanskar Sabhagruh Police Commissionorate is a part of the Helmet for Traffic drive of Konecranes India that has been initiated to create more awareness about the importance of safety among the citizens of Pune. Mr. Sunil Ramanand- Jt. C.P (IPS) and Dr. Mundhe- DCP (IPS) were present on this occasion to receive the endowment.
Mr. Suhas Baxi, MD, Konecranes India said, “At Konecranes, safety is our primary goal and we strive to create a safety culture in the company for all our employees and through this initiative extending our efforts towards creating safety culture in the society that we live in. Encouragement to wearing helmets is our first step towards that direction and we are willing to initiate many more activities that would help in improving road safety “
According to the Global Road Safety Report, 2015 released by the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 1.25 million deaths, globally, are a result of road traffic crashes. The overwhelming number of vehicles, therefore, makes it increasingly important for every individual in the city to take every necessary safety measure while riding or driving,”
Mr. Ramanand and Dr. Munde expressed their gratitude to Mr. Baxi for the generosity and assured that the helmets will be put to good use. They emphasized the importance of helmets and maintaining discipline on the roads. The event was a Grand Success and concluded with all the attendees taking a pledge to wear helmets and follow road safety at all times.
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