Govt will take action to bring down accidents by 50 pc by 2024
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has asked his ministry's officials to work on reducing accidents by 50 percent in two years and to identify black spots on the roads where mishaps occur frequently.
Gadkari stressed on sensitization of stakeholders for collectively addressing issues of road safety, adding that this is a very serious issue and there should be zero tolerance for road accidents.
Gadkari directed senior officials to consider and implement various strategies and solutions put forward by SaveLIFE Foundation to improve road safety as early as possible.
He added that while taking action, three things have to be considered: immediate steps, mid-term measures, and long-term action. He said all Regional Officers and Project Directors should take a pledge for zero accidents.