GUWAHATI, Oct 2: In a bid to make the highways more safe, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has organised a free eye camp for the truck drivers in the Balaji Temple complex in Guwahati in collaboration with Sankaradeva Nethralaya on Monday.
Special DGP Kuladhar Saikia inaugurated the camp in presence of Sankaradeva Nethralaya medical director Dr Harsha Bhattacharjee; Guwahati commissioner of police HC Nath; journalist Pranay Bordoloi ; senior journalist Mrinal Talukdar; K. Muthuswamy, Bajali Mandir Trust and officials of NHAI. Alok Kumar, additional chief secretary, PWD and home, also visited the eye camp and encouraged all for the success of the event.
NHAI (NE) chief general manager Raj Chakrabarty informed that poor eye vision of the truck drivers is one of the key reasons for increasing road accidents.
“As the truck drivers do not get time to attend their eyes because of their highly demanding mobile lifestyle, the NHAI has come forward for their help” said Chakrabarty.