30% of B’lore road accidents involve garment workers, police comes forward to control the situation

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

08-May-2019  |  1 min read

Bangalore Traffic
Like any other metro city, Bengaluru also has worst traffic in India / Image Courtesy: https://officechai.com

Bengaluru is India’s one of the biggest apparel manufacturing hubs, where over 4  lakh garment workers work in around 1,000 garment manufacturing facilities. And like any other metro city, Bengaluru traffic is also an issue.

A recent study confirms that the city witnesses major accidents everyday with majority of them occurring near factories in areas like Nelamangala, Bannerghatta and Hosur Road, that are home to many apparel manufacturing units. These accidents take place especially during peak hours at morning and evening, when workers are rushing to and back from work.

Taking note of this point, now the city’s traffic police is creating awareness programmes for garment workers. Police officials organised similar awareness programmes at various garment factories and guided the workers about road safety, recently.

During such sessions, the police officials also instructed the factory management not to allow workers to commute by goods vehicles.

“Around 30 per cent of the road accidents involved apparel factory workers. Through awareness programmes in clothing factories, we aim to educate employees on road and travel safety, and their personal safety from anti-social elements. We shall try to educate at least 1 lakh employees so that traffic rules are being followed.” – P. Harishekaran, Additional Commissioner of Police, Bangalore

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