To educate the residents about traffic rules, Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today flagged off an awareness rally in Ludhiana today. A special traffic rules awareness drive started in the city from January 11 & would continue till January 17, 2020, in which all NGOs, MC Councillors as well as social organisations have been roped in and the residents are being educated about traffic rules.Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Commissioner of Police Rakesh Kumar Agrawal, noted actors Nirmal Rishi & Jaswinder Bhalla, MC Councillors Mamta Ashu, Sunny Bhalla, singer Sukhwinder Sukhi & several other senior officials of district administration were also present on the occasion. The Cabinet Minister also administered oath to the city residents to follow all traffic rules.While addressing the gathering, Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that in view of the ongoing development projects in the city, the District Administration, Police Commissionerate Ludhiana and Municipal Corporation Ludhiana have already been asked to prepare a traffic management plan for the residents. He also urged them to not break traffic rules, that have been formulated for their own benefit only.He stated that he is committed for the welfare of residents of Ludhiana. He said that we all know that under the Ludhiana Smart City project, the work on elevated road project is going on at Ferozepur Road, the work on Pakhowal Road Rail Over Bridge and two Rail Under Bridges and development of Rotary Club Road as Smart Road is to start in next few days, work on upgradation of Malhar Road as Smart Road and retrofitting of Sarabha Nagar Market is going on, besides some other development projects.He promised that all bottlenecks that lead to traffic congestion in the city would be cleared on priority basis. Bharat Bhushan Ashu has appealed to the city residents to assist the Punjab government during the construction of these development projects, because once they are complete, it would benefit our coming generations to a large extent. He also assured that he is monitoring the progress of these projects on daily basis and all these projects would be completed in set time frame. He also asked all the government departments to work in tandem to that Ludhiana city become free from traffic congestion.