"We are making sure that people wear a helmet which is compulsory. Lord Ganesha is offering laddu to those who wear a helmet. This will create awareness and inspire people to follow traffic rules," said Ajay Chaudhary, ACP Rajkot.
"Head is the most important part of the body and its safety is the priority. So we have organized this program and those who follow rules are felicitated," said Jayesh Upadhyay, Chairman, of Bolbala Trust.
The new Motor Vehicles Act has enhanced the penalties for driving errors. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had notified the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 last month and it was implemented in many states of India from September 1.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that started on September 2 and is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, which marks the birth of Lord Ganesha.
The festival is celebrated with fervour across the country, especially in Maharashtra.The 11-day long festivities culminate with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies.