Radio City’s #MeraGhaata campaign paves the way for road safety awareness

Led by RJ Ginnie, the campaign creates awareness on traffic rules and addresses the issues of underage driving, drunk driving and jay walking in the national capital region, Delhi

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Dec 14, 2018 12:09 PM
RadioCity MeraGhaata

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

The voice of Delhi Radio City’s RJ Ginnie took up the role of being the ‘Driver of Change’ for this campaign and on her popular morning show, ‘Suno Na Dilli’, has encouraged listeners to consciously stop flouting traffic rules. The campaign, in association with Delhi Traffic Authority/Police, is a right blend of satire, humour and facts. #MeraGhaata, a three-week-long campaign which started on December 3, will manifest itself on-air, on-ground and on digital platforms. Led by RJ Ginnie, along with other Radio City representatives, this campaign will bring about a sense of self-realisation amongst the Delhiites and influence a positive change in the society. 

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.

Commenting on the campaign, Kartik Kalla, Chief Creative Officer, Radio City said, “Radio has the power and reach to influence mind sets 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 amongst the 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.” 

Expressing her thoughts on leading this drive, 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.”

The singer Verma 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.” 

According to Alok Kumar, Joint CP Traffic, Traffic Commissioner of Delhi, “As many as 35,598 challans have been issued for drunken driving until 30th November 2018 and more than 20,000 vehicles have been impounded. With this influential 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’.” 

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