Road Transport and Safety Bill soon
Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari on Sunday that the government will try to introduce Road Safety Bill in Parliament soon. The remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concern over the increase in number of road accidents.
Gadkari said. “We have decided to change the Motor Vehicles Act. We are trying to identify the accident spots to reduce accidents. We are sensitive towards the issue. We will try to introduce Road Safety Bill in Parliament as soon as possible.”
While addressing the nation on his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said, “Considering various aspects of road safety, we will soon bring a Road Transport and Safety Bill. Another important initiative of government is cashless treatment policy for victims of road accident.”
Asking people to raise awareness among children about road safety, Modi said, “Shocked to know statistics about road accidents. Every minute one accident takes place and every 4 minute one person dies in road accidents. Apart the from government, it is also responsibility of family, parents to raise awareness among children about road safety.”