New Delhi: In the wake of alarming rise of deaths due to two wheelers in the state, the Transport commissioner Tomin J Thachankery on Wednesday directed the petrol pump owners not to give petrol to two wheeler riders who are not wearing helmets.
“The decision was taken in the wake of alarming rise of deaths due to two wheelers in the state. All the oil companies with whom we had discussions on the issue has agreed to the proposal and would be implemented from August,” Transport commissioner Tomin J Thachankery said.
The pilot project will be implemented in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode first and later it would be spread across the state.
“Every petrol pump will have CCTV cameras linked with the department and instructions would be displayed on boards to aware the masses to make the initiative a success. The enforcement squad would also keep a vigil for enforcing the new direction,” Thachankery said.