ABOUT THE EVENT
Today, running is one of the fastest growing sports and the most popular mass participation activity in the country. Adding to the sporting culture of Kolkata, Kolkata Police, is for the first time, organising a Half Marathon to promote the culture of safe driving.
Professional and amateur runners from Kolkata and around the country will have a platform to showcase their talent and experience the rarefied atmosphere that pervades such a sporting event. The participants will also be able to propagate and promote the culture of safe driving.
The vision behind organising this event is to spread the message of better road etiquette so that number of road traffic accidents are reduced thereby making the roads of Kolkata safer by 2020.
Road Safety week 2018 will be organised from January 7 to January 13, 2018 with large number of activities including Marathon, Road Safety games olympiad, Conference, Exhibition, student activities etc. planned during the week.
The events are being organised as part of "Safe Drive, Save Life" mass education campaign for road safety awareness to achieve our Vision of making Kolkata world's safest city for all road users with world class commuting experience.