'Nirapad Sarak Chai' formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club yesterday demanding safe journey on roads. -AA
'Nirapad Sarak Chai' (Nischa) founder and actor Ilias Kanchan has said that steps should be taken to cut road accidents by half within the next year.
He came up with the call while addressing a human chain arranged by Nischa marking the global safe road week in front of the National Press Club in the city yesterday. Ilias Kanchan said, "The government's development projects will not be successful unless the accident rate is reduced."
"We get only one chance to live. It's not desirable that our lives are lost because of our mistakes or someone's negligence or inefficiency," he further said. He urged everyone to follow traffic rules and stay alert. The Nischa founder also hoped that the current rate of road accidents can be throttled down.
"If everyone is aware and if we follow rules and regulations, then I believe that we can reduce the accident rate by 50 percent within 2020," he said.Nischa activists and many citizens were present at the event.
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