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National Highways must have appropriate road safety measures, says Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari additionally emphasised on the rectification of black spots, requirement of widening of roads, provision of ambulance and trauma care amenities on nationwide highways, amongst different issues.

By : HT Auto Desk
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28 Mar 2022, 05:46 PM

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Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has emphasised the necessity to have appropriate road safety measures on the nation’s National Highways (NHs). During a consultative committee of members of Parliament connected to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the minister requested regional officers and project administrators to make sure appropriate road safety measures in ongoing NH initiatives.

The meeting chaired by Gadkari was held on March 24 to debate varied points associated to road safety. In the meeting, the committee members from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha expressed their concern over the massive variety of accidents and deaths on roads. There was an emphasis on the necessity to cut back the variety of road accidents and fatalities throughout the nation via engineering, consciousness and measures of enforcement.

(Also learn | India’s road infrastructure to match United States by 2024: Nitin Gadkari)

Other points that had been mentioned within the meeting included rectification of black spots, requirement of widening of roads, provision of ambulance and trauma care amenities on nationwide highways in addition to GPS system to alert drivers, cost of compensation to road accident victims, upkeep and restore of roads and must impart driving coaching. Gadkari emphasised on the necessity of efficient coaching of drivers within the nation.

The minister additionally urged all of the committee members to conduct an everyday meeting of the members of Parliament of road safety committee of their districts with the district collector, police division, PWD and different state businesses. 

Further, an in depth presentation on organising of the Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR), Regional Driving Training Centre (RDTC), Driving Training Centres (DTC) and Model Inspection & Certification Centres within the nation was additionally made. The minister additionally requested all of the members current within the meeting to ship proposals for organising of driving coaching institutes of their constituencies.

(with inputs from PTI)

First Published Date: 28 Mar 2022, 05:45 PM IST

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