Road safety policy formulated in Haryana to reduce accidents

A road safety policy has been formulated in Haryana to reduce road accidents by 2025,  Transport Minister of Haryana, Mool Chand Sharma said on Thursday. Apeaking at 18th meeting of National Road Safety Council and 39th meeting of Traffic Development Council in New Delhi, he added that transport department has been working on Haryana Vision Zero Project to reduce road mishaps. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari presided over the meeting.

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways General (Retd) VK Singh along with transport ministers of Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Orissa and Rajasthan were also present in the meeting. Sharma said road safety associates have been appointed in all districts across the State to analyze the reasons behind the road mishaps in order to make road safety measures effective.

He added that the investigation of road accidents has been carried out in a scientific manner. He said that the road accidents have reduced in 2019 as compared to 2018, adding that as per the directions of the Supreme Court, a lead agency in the transport department has been constituted by the state government for road safety. The Minister said ‘Haryana Road Safety Fund’ has been formed in order to spend 50 percent of the road traffic violation fee for road safety concerning works.

He said that a safe school vehicle policy has been formulated in the state to ensure the safety of school-going children across the state.