Khattar takes steps to minimise road accident casualties

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Khattar takes steps to minimise road accident casualties

Gurgaon, May 2 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today launched the ‘Haryana Vision Zero’ campaign in collaboration with NASSCOMM Foundation with an aim to reduce deaths due to road accidents.

“The objective of the forum is to generate discussion between all stakeholders, on ideas, strategies and concerns, and to then present the same to the Central government, in order to influence the current legislation process, and forge a collective path for road safety reform in the country with Haryana leading the way,” an official release said.

An MoU was also signed between the Transport Department of Haryana and NASSCOM and World Resources Institute (WRI) to take the project to 10 districts of the state.

While addressing the workshop, the chief minister said road safety was a serious issue and that the state government had adopted a vision to achieve target of “zero deaths in road accidents”.

He said the traffic police in Haryana has been asked to organise awareness camps to educate people about road safety measures, adding there was no dearth of budget for the step.

He said driving schools will be opened in every district of the state, adding road safety has been included in the syllabus of 6th to 10th classes.

“Six Automatic Fitness Testing Centers for vehicles would be set up in the state,” he said.

The BJP leader also expressed concern over overloading and oversizing of vehicles, another cause of road accidents.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.