Berhampur, Feb 6 (LocalWire) Two computer science professors, who are in a mission to cover 777 km in 7 days across the state to spread awareness on road safety, arrived at Berhampur on Wednesday.
Gopal Krushna Sahu (40) and Kumar Devadutta (40) embarked on their cycle expedition on Monday from Bhubaneswar, which was flagged off by state transport minister Nursingh Sahu on the occasion of Road Safety Week.
“We aim to create awareness on road safety among school and college students,” said Sahu.
“On our way, we wish to educate students about the rules and regulations on road safety, benefits of wearing of helmet etc,” he said.
The bicycle expedition is being conducted by Odisha Road Safety Society (ORSS) under the supervision of state transport commissioner Sanjeeb Panda.
After reaching here, the duo educated students of government-run Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC) on road safety..
Earlier, they also addressed school students, near Ganjam and went round Chhatrapur on Tuesday.
“Besides road safety, we encouraged youngsters to take up cycling to protect the environment. We also conducted a quiz competition on road safety among the students,” said Sahu.
During their week-long expedition, the duo has aimed to cover the jurisdiction of seven Regional Transport Offices (RTO) in the state.
These include Bhubaneswar, Ganjam, Bhanjanagara, Phulbani, Boudh, Angul, Chandikhol and Cuttack.
From here, the duo is proceeding towards Bhanjanagara and then Phulbani.
The cyclists are the members of Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club.
“Earlier we had conducted cycle expedition in different areas of the country with different themes. But this Is the first expedition on road safety in the state,” said Sahu.