New Delhi, January 18 (IANS) All must strive to reduce road accidents by 50% by the end of 2025, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.
He took part in the four-hour TV show and outreach event “Sadak Suraksha Abhiyan” during road safety week, and said the country will soon introduce a law to determine the working hours of truck drivers.
During the event, superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru and many other stakeholders discussed key issues related to road safety.
Officials said the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has undertaken several initiatives across all 4Es of road safety, including engineering, enforcement, education and emergency care, to reduce road casualties. This year, it celebrated Road Safety Week (RSW) from January 11-17 under “Swachhata Pakhwada” to promote the cause of “Safer Roads for All”.
During the week, the ministry organized a number of activities at various locations in Delhi, including ‘nukkad nataks’ (street performances), awareness campaigns, competitions for schools and university students, road safety exhibitions in partnership with businesses, walkathons, talk shows and panel discussions with Senior government officials and industry leaders.
In addition, road owning agencies such as NHAI, NHIDCL conduct special campaigns related to compliance with traffic rules and regulations, pedestrian safety, toll booth driver eye screening camps and other road works related initiatives. State and UT traffic and police departments, NGOs, private companies and the national public also actively participated in the event by conducting awareness campaigns, training first responders, ensuring strict enforcement of grassroots bylaws, workshops and related road safety related activities. publicity plan.