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UT administration got appreciation for promulgating steps to reduce the road fatalities

UT administration got appreciation for promulgating steps to reduce the road fatalities

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A meeting of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety was held under the Chairmanship of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan (Retd.) to discuss the additional directions of the said Committee pertaining to Road Safety in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.   

During the meeting, various measures of Road Safety issues were discussed. The Committee observed that  Chandigarh Administration is working on sensitizing people about Road Safety measures besides promulgating steps to reduce the fatalities in road crashes. The committee observed that fatalities in the road accidents have seen reduction by 21 percent as compared to last year.The table showing the target and actual achieved target in respect of road fatalities are as under:

UT administration got appreciation for promulgating steps to reduce the road fatalities-Photo courtesy-Internet

Year

Target for Calendar Year(s)

Actual Achieved

2016

151

2017

125

107

2018

99

98

2019

85

67  (upto 03.11.2019)

2020

75

 

 The Committee appreciated and desired that Chandigarh Administration may keep working on it and set the goal at zero. The Chief Engineer,  briefed that for the Non-Motorized vehicles, the 200 K.M.(approx) Cycle Track has been created in the city which is maximum in the country. Pelican lights and road safety symbols are installed in the Tracks for the safety of cyclist. The fatalities of Non-Motorized vehicles has also been reduced from 12 to 5. 

The Secretary Transport briefed that the Chandigarh Traffic Police in association with the State Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT), UT Chandigarh has developed Road Safety Books for primary, middle and senior levels for school children. The Committee lauded the efforts made by the Chandigarh Administration in reducing the road fatalities as well as construction of cycle tracks and was of the view that Chandigarh will act as a model city for other cities to follow.       

The meeting was attended by Dr. Ajay K. Singla, IAS (Secretary Transport), Uma Shankar Gupta, PCS (Additional Secretary Transport), Mukesh Anand, Chief Engineer, U.T. and Jaswinder Singh, DSP (Traffic), U.T.

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