29th National Road Safety Week: HIS with South Korea (Download PDF)

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Transport ministry is working on 4E principles – Education, Enforcement, Engineering & Emergency – to improve road safety. Following are some important achievements. Ministry has set up Driving Training Centre (DTC) to provide training to those driving commercial vehicles & thereby improve road safety.

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  • India is exploring MoU w/South Korea to develop Highway Information System (HIS) to be developed on lines of Express Highways Information Corporation (EHIC) of South Korea, system would include monitoring of national highways along w/centralised control room.

  • Detailed Road Safety Audits are undertaken on 610 km of National Highways over last 2 years to assess their safety levels & focus on improving them.

29th National Road Safety Week

  • Ministry organises Road Safety Week every year w/aim to create awareness among public & improve upon safety of road users.

  • This year, Road Safety Week is being organised from 23rd April to 29th April 2018.

  • Focus is on schools & commercial drivers.

  • Various activities are organised for school & college students, drivers & all road users.

  • Theme for road safety week for 2018 is ‘Sadak Suraksha - Jeevan Raksha’.

Indian Road Safety Campaign

  • On same occasion, Nitin Gadkari released paper on road safety produced by Indian Road Safety Campaign (IRSC).

  • IRSC is youth led national mission led by students & alumni of IIT Delhi, promoting road safety.

  • It is working on creating awareness on road safety, developing technologies, simplifying laws & improving post-accident emergency care system.

  • IRSC organises annual road safety championship ‘Safer India Challenge’ in collaboration w/Ministry of Road Transport & Highways & various state polices.

Initiatives Undertaken for Road Safety

  • Ministry fixed target of bringing down number of road fatalities to half from around 1.5 lakh accidental deaths.

  • While outlining initiatives undertaken to improve vehicle safety & overall road safety, ministry mentioned 4E principles of Education, Enforcement, Engineering & Emergency care to address problem of road safety.

  • For ensuring vehicular safety, standards of buses are upgraded, air bags & speed alert devices are made mandatory for all cars, & every two-wheeler will have ABS to avoid skidding.

  • Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017 is in pipeline. Bill promotes safety on road & calls for development of efficient, seamless & integrated multi-mode public transport system.

  • Scheme is launched for setting up of Driving Training Centre to provide quality training to commercial vehicle drivers, improve road & environment safety & strengthen overall mobility on roads.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways:

  • Formed in July 1942.

  • Headquarters at New Delhi.

  • Apex organisation under Central Govt.

  • It is entrusted w/task of formulating & administering, in consultation w/other Central Ministries/Departments, State Governments/UT Administrations, organisations & individuals, policies for Road Transport, National Highways & Transport Research w/view to increasing mobility & efficiency of road transport system in country. Ministry has 2 wings:

    • Roads wing

    • Transport wing.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 11, 2018

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