Govt to finalise Road Safety Action Plan soon

June 17th, 2010

The government today said it would soon finalise an action plan for road safety, with an annual provision of Rs 250 crore.

“We are going to come out with complete Road Safety Action Plan, provide about Rs 250 crore per year for road safety measures,” Road Secretary Brahm Dutt told PTI.

The development succeeds the bill for creation of National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board, which was introduced in Lok Sabha last month with the mandate to conduct regular safety audits of national highways and establish collection, transmission and analysis of road accident data.

India has highest number of road accidents in the world with more than one lakh people falling victims to road accidents every year. Official figures state as many as 1.37 lakh people were killed in road accidents in 2008.
Source: (PTI)

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