A tragic road accident that killed two minors is what it took for a traffic revolution of sorts to begin in Vasai. Having witnessed the accident upfront, a 48-year-old Vasai businessman established an NGO in January this year to work on the major traffic woes in the area. Following his team's efforts, the number of road accident deaths in Vasai has decreased noticeably, the traffic police confirmed.
Michael Abreo, a resident of Evershine City, set up Evershine City Citizen Welfare Forum with many professionals joining him in managing traffic by taking to the roads at major junctions in Vasai.
Delighted by the citizens' gesture, the traffic police too supported the NGO and issued official ID cards to its members for traffic control. More than 280 people are now connected with the NGO of which around 25 are in the core team who work in shifts to manage traffic along with the traffic police.