Rajasthan to become first State to adopt a road safety action plan for 10 years

The action plan, to be accompanied by a government policy, will be aimed at reducing road accidents in the State by 50% till 2030

Updated - July 09, 2024 06:19 am IST

Published - July 09, 2024 05:56 am IST - JAIPUR

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Rajasthan will shortly become the first State in the country to adopt an action plan for road safety for the next 10 years. The action plan, to be accompanied by a government policy, will be aimed at reducing road accidents in the State by 50% till 2030.

Deputy Chief Minister Prem Chand Bairwa said on July 8 that the policy would generate awareness among the public at large about road safety provisions and bring about behavioural changes for complying with road safety rules. The action plan, being formulated by the Transport Department’s road safety cell, forms part of the 100-day blueprint of the BJP government.

Mr. Bairwa, who holds the transport and road safety portfolio, said the World Bank would render assistance to the State government in the preparation of an action plan and road safety policy by incorporating the best practices adopted in different countries.

“The action plan will be implemented in three stages. The first stage from 2025 to 2027, second from 2027 to 2030 and the third from 2030 to 2033 will lay emphasis on different aspects of speed limit, safe distance, traffic signals, use of road barriers, pedestrian safety, use of seatbelts, helmets, and vehicle insurance,” Mr. Bairwa said.

Additional Commissioner (Transport) Nidhi Singh made a presentation on coordination among the stakeholder agencies and departments, such as Transport, Public Works, Police, Medical & Health and Forest, for the successful implementation of the action plan at a review meeting presided over by Mr. Bairwa.

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