: Lauding the Tamil Nadu
authorities’s efforts at lowering highway accidents and associated fatalities, Union Minister for Highway Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday requested different states to take it for example and work on a mission mode to lower the mishaps and deaths.
Gadkari mentioned 5 lakh highway accidents had been occurring within the nation, ensuing within the demise of no less than 1.5 lakh folks yearly.
“Give highest precedence to saving the lives of individuals. Now we have to cut back the variety of accidents. This is essential,” he mentioned, addressing a digital occasion from New Delhi whereby he devoted a number of highway improvement initiatives in Andhra Pradesh to the nation.
“I’m personally very a lot delicate and can help you on this mission,” Gadkari noticed.
The Union Minister identified that the Tamil Nadu authorities efficiently lowered the highway accidents and deaths by 25 per cent.
“When you plan and take measures…there’s a good instance of Tamil Nadu. On the identical time, World Financial institution and Asian Growth Financial institution are serving to us. They’re able to sanction Rs 14,000 crore for bettering highway engineering for black spots,” Gadkari mentioned.
He mentioned 435 black spots have been recognized on Nationwide Highways in AP.
Non permanent rectification measures have been accomplished for 295 black spots and everlasting measures for 150.
Non permanent measures for the remaining black spots had been focused for completion this 12 months whereas everlasting measures could be accomplished by December 2021.
“I’m able to help you. My suggestion is…on a mission mode…when you can resolve and settle for this problem…I’m 100 per cent positive we will resolve this situation. And that may be an amazing factor for the folks of AP,” Gadkari instructed Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on the event.
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