Numerous traffic diversions will be in effect owing to the ‘Safe Drive Save Life Half Marathon’ organized by Kolkata police tomorrow. Around 12000 participants will be in attendance.
Kolkata Police will observe “Road Safety Week 2018” from 7 January to 13 January.
The opening ceremony of the Road Safety Week will take place tomorrow at 6 a.m. before the initiation of the half marathon.
There will be 21Km run,10Km run,and a 5 Km run. According to Sumit Kumar,DC Traffic, 12000 participants have registered . There are cash prizes for the first,second,third and fourth positions for both men and women in the 21 Km and 10 Km runs.
For the different age categories in the 21 Km run,from 18 years -30 years,31 years – 45 years,46 years -60 years and above 60 years. The first prize, second prize,third prize and fourth prize will be amounts of Rs 25000,15000,10000 and 5000 respectively.
The marathon will begin at 6:30 a.m.For the 10 Km run the first prize, second prize, third prize and fourth prize will be amounts of Rs 20000,10000,5000 and 3000 respectively.
That race will begin from 7 a.m. For the 5 Km run participants all finishers will get medals.The race will begin at 7:30 a.m.All the participants in the different categories will get race day and finisher T~shirts.Photographers of all runners will be posted on their Facebook pages.
“Our idea is to make this race one of the best race, not just in Kolkata but in the entire country. We will continue to have this race on the first Sunday of every year,” said Additional Commissioner (I) of Police, Vineet Kumar Goyal.
The Safe Drive Save Life Half Marathon will be organized to “set the ball rolling for the Road Safety Week and promote the culture of safe driving and better road etiquette,” he added.
The 21 Km run participants will start from the basketball ground on Red Road before moving to CR Avenue and then take a right turn to Vivekananda Road and AJC Bose Road towards the Moulali,Mullickbazar and Beckbagan crossings.
There is a left turn to be taken to Ballygunge Circular Road and Judges Court Road.A right turn would then be taken to Alipore Road.National Library Avenue,Belvedre Road,Zeerut Bridge and JN Island before coming back to the venue.Traffic diversions will accordingly be made.