Cops rope in Gaana Bala to sing about road safety

By NT Bureau Published on Jun 13, 2017 03:36 PM IST

Chennai: In a bid to create awareness about road safety rules among the public, the city police department released a video, which highlights the perils of road accidents due to negligence in driving.

The four-minute short film, featuring folk singer 'Gaana' Bala, was released at the Police Commissioner office in Vepery this morning.

City Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan said the video carries a message about the need to stick to road rules. He also said the clipping will be circulated on Facebook and other social media platforms.

Speaking about traffic chaos in the city, the Commissioner said the police department has taken necessary steps to ease congestion in Chennai. "At some stretches, traffic jams prevail due to ongoing metro rail works," he explained.

Singer 'Gaana' Bala said, "Even though I have stopped singing for movies, I decided that I will continue to lend my voice for public awareness videos."

The singer, who has also sung in a video about the dangers in using manja strings to fly kites, said he will continue to appear in government advertisements to bring about a change in society.

The short film on road safety, which was directed by director Niranjan, emphasises the importance of wearing helmet and following traffic rules.

Joint commissioner of police, Traffic wing, Bhavaneeswari, additional commissioner of police, Traffic wing, Abay Kumar Singh, and additional commissioner of police, south zone, S Shankar, were present during the video launch.