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Get to know the plans of Union Ministers of State for Government to curb road accidents

Road accident: The central government is making various efforts to reduce road accidents in the country. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh said this at a function in Delhi. The Minister said that these helipads are being constructed on the National Expressway, so that emergency care can be given to anyone in need.

Speaking further, he said that the government has placed ambulances at every toll plaza on the highway to deal with emergencies, but more work is needed in this area. Hospitals could also set up trauma centers on helipads, he added. Another step taken by the government is to adopt international standards for airbags used in cars.

The government’s goal is to reduce accidents Addressing the event, VK Singh said that India accounts for 11 per cent of the world’s total road accidents. The government aims to reduce the number of accidents. He further said that our (government) next step is to work towards reducing this number from 5 lakhs per annum to 2 lakhs per annum. “If we all work together to achieve this, we can achieve our goals,” he said. This number can be brought down to the level.

Everyone’s cooperation is needed The Minister emphasized that most of the road accidents are due to the fault of others. And despite all efforts, the impact of road safety awareness is rarely seen. “We need to create an ecosystem for security and everyone has to play their part,” he said.

For your information, we tell you that India ranks third in terms of accidental deaths. At the same time, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has from time to time worked for the need for strong road safety measures in the country. In a Rajya Sabha meeting in April, the minister had said that according to the World Road Statistics (WRS) 2018 released by the International Federation of Roads, India ranks third in the number of accidents. He also informed about the steps being taken by the government to reduce accidental deaths.

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