New Delhi: Veteran Driver, Shaik Dayan of Odisha has received Hero On The Road Award from Government of India. Shri Dayan runs busses with Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), a PSU of the Odisha Government.
Shri Dayan is driving OSRTC Bus for long years and he has been awarded for 34 Years of Accident Free Service.
With a view to recognize the Drivers for their efforts in ensuring safety and preventing road accidents while driving Public transport buses, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) today celebrated the HEROES ON THE ROAD felicitation in New Delhi.
Secretary ,Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Alka Upadhyay gave away the Safety Awards to 42 drivers who were flown in along with their family members from all across the country for this event as a gesture of gratitude for their unblemished services.
The top 17 drivers have all crossed recorded service of 30 years without an accident in their total service.
Currently, 80 State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTU) / SPVs under municipal Corporations are the members of ASRTU who are jointly operating approximately 1,50,000 buses and providing affordable and safer mobility to about 70 million passengers .ASRTU mainly deals with the promotion and improvement of Public Road Transport in the country. ASRTU serves as a forum to discuss the latest developments, identify key issues/challenges, and exchange information on the best practices of the State Road Transport Undertakings by conducting various meetings, conferences and seminars/workshops etc.