The DP World-operated
Chennai Container Terminal (CCT), in an endeavour to increase road safety
around Chennai Port, has recently conducted two significant programmes.
The terminal launched two
initiatives under the ‘Drive Safe’ campaign. The first programme, conducted at
Mathur/Kosapur Toll Plaza and at Pandinallur Toll Plaza, aimed at raising
awareness among bikers on the importance of wearing helmets. The second initiative
is focused on enhancing road safety by installing CCTV cameras along the
highway and fishing harbour road leading to Chennai Port Trust.
These programmes are being
executed in collaboration with Chennai City Traffic Police, Road Transport
Authority (RTO) and local NGOs—Thozhan and DESH (Deepam Educational Society).
The terminal management
intends to conduct a series of follow-up initiatives in the future, to be
strategically held at CCTV-monitored locations where there are more traffic
violations. The goal of these programmes is reducing road accidents by
monitoring and addressing road safety through various awareness initiatives.
Capt. R. Venkatesh, Chief
Executive Officer, DP World Chennai, said, "At DP World, we have always
followed the principle of ‘safety is sacrosanct’; this has enabled us to build
a safer organisation. We aim to create a safe environment inside and around the
port and are constantly looking for ways to ensure the safety of our people. We
believe our road safety programmes will contribute to raise awareness around
the road safety issue, thereby decreasing potential threats and reducing road
"We would like to
thank the community partners and authorities for their invaluable efforts and
look forward to working together to continuously improve safety standards at