3-day refresher training on Hazardous LPG Bottling Plant underway

Imphal: A three-day refresher training programme on Hazardous LPG Bottling Plant for drivers began on Thursday at Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Sekmai Bottling plant, Imphal West.

The programme was conducted in connection with Road Safety Month, organised by the School of Driving and Automobile Technology (SODAT) and IOCL, Sekmai Bottling Plant.

Director of Manipur Fire Service, Nabachandra Laishram said road mishaps and unwanted incidents could occur at any moment among the drivers and they should always know how to take precautionary measures to avoid such unwanted incidents. LPG carrier trucks, chemical carrier trucks or trucks carrying hazardous could be more dangerous when mishap occurs. Drivers should be cautious while transporting or carrying such types of hazardous items.

President of SODAT, Thangjam Ibochouba said the training institute has been conducting similar refresher courses quarterly and the programme is organised as a part of it. The objectives of organising the programme are to give awareness among the drivers while performing their duties and to avoid using intoxicants while driving. The programme also provided safety measures to be taken while driving in order to avoid road mishaps.

He said some handyman after their 2-3 years of service started driving without the knowledge of safety driving. Such things should be avoided and before getting promoted to driver they should be well aware of the safety measures to be taken while driving especially trucks carrying hazardous items.

Retired joint director of Transport, BK Sharma; inspector, district transport office, Y. Pritam; chief manager, Sekmai Bottling plant, Manipur, Sainar Kshetrimayum; operation officer, Sekmai Bottling plant, Neeraj Ahirwar and former secretary, SODAT, Elangbam Ramesh Singh also attended the launching function.

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