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Radio City’s campaign paves way for awareness on road safety

The #MeraGhaata campaign aims to create awareness about traffic rules and address issues of underage driving, drunk driving and jay walking in Delhi-NCR. In association with Delhi Traffic Police, it is a right blend of satire, humour and facts led by RJ Ginnie

Radio City has launched #MeraGhaata, a campaign to create awareness about traffic rules and address the issues of underage driving, drunk driving and jay walking in Delhi and the national capital region.

Radio City’s RJ Ginnie took up the role of being the ‘Driver of Change’ for this campaign on her morning show, ‘Suno Na Dilli’ 7am to 11am, Monday to Saturday, encouraging listeners to consciously stop flouting traffic rules. The campaign conveys the message “Traffic rules todne mein jitna tera Ghaata, utna #MeraGhaata”.

The campaign, in association with Delhi Traffic Authority/Police, is a right blend of satire, humour and facts. #MeraGhaata, a three-week-long campaign, started on December 3. Led by RJ Ginnie, along with other Radio City representatives, this campaign aims to bring about a sense of self-realisation among Delhiites.

To amplify this message, Radio City launched a hard-hitting video on the menace of underage driving, drunk driving and jay walking by recreating the popular song ‘Tera Ghaata’, sung by singer Gajendra Verma. The video encapsulates the consequences of breaking traffic rules and encourages Delhiites to take the onus of preventing road mishaps. This message driven campaign will be supported with a 360-degree marketing approach, including on-ground, digital, print and outdoor.

Kartik Kalla, Chief Creative Officer, Radio City, said, “Radio has the power and reach to influence mindset at large and Radio City has always strived to resolve the issues the citizens struggle with. Since we are all equally guilty of breaking traffic rules, the idea behind the campaign is to encourage Delhiites to take onus of our actions. The song chosen for the campaign is immensely popular among listeners and thus, we chose to take a digital route that resonates best with them. We are optimistic that we will be able to bring about a significant difference in building better civic sense and social responsibility among the people of Delhi.”

RJ Ginnie said, “I believe radio and its role is constantly evolving in today’s day and age. It is no longer limited to just music and fun – it is also a great influencer in highlighting daily problems and social issues in such a manner that it stays with the listener. Traffic is one of the biggest problems of Delhi and the fact is that each one of us is equally responsible for the mess. Whether it is giving keys to underage children, not following road rules, not using foot-over bridges and subways, we’re all guilty of it. It is imperative that all of us unanimously make an effort to bring about a change and make Delhi better.”

Singer Gajendra Verma of Tera Ghaata fame said, “It is an honour that my song is lending itself to such an important cause and I hope people start becoming more responsible citizens when it comes to following road traffic rules. I support RJ Ginnie and Radio City for this initiative. Drunk driving, jay walking and under age driving — the three main aspects Radio City’s #MeraGhaata campaign seeks to redress — have severe consequences that most of us do not realise.”

Alok Kumar, Joint CP Traffic, Traffic Commissioner of Delhi, said, “As many as 35,598 challans have been issued  for drunken driving until November 30, 2018 and more than 20,000 vehicles have been impounded. With this campaign, Radio City continues to amplify and highlight important issues plaguing our societies, made possible due to the channel’s understanding of the pulse of the city. These initiatives further amplify its philosophy of ‘Rag Rag Mein Daude City’.

The Video:

Mera Ghaata | Drunk Driving | Road Accidents | Delhi

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