“The automated centres will be using latest technology to provide training to drivers on an automated track as well as theoretical training and the applicants who clear the tests will be provided learning and permanent driving License within minutes .The automated track train terrain will have all kind of slopes and touches to enable the applicants to drive on all kind of terrain, he said.
Mr D B Gupta , Chief secretary ,PWD , Rajasthan government speaking on the occassion said that the State government has set up a nodal multi agency cell for road safety for better coordination among various agencies including PWD, Traffic police, health department and civic agencies to end confusion for improvement in road safety. Apart from this about 1000 KM of state highways are being road audited to find black spots and remove engineering faults on roads .
“India accounted for more than 10 per cent of the global road accidents in the year 2015 with 1,46,000 fatalities and 4,80,000 injuries. Road fatalities in Rajasthan was 10,510 which was about 4.8% of the total fatalities in the country. India is a signatory to the UN Decade of Action Plan 2011-2020 which envisages a reduction in road accident fatalities by 50% by 2020” said Mr K K Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF) speaking on the occasion
“Some of the road safety related issues were discussed during the day long conference will include blackspot identification through road safety audits, blackspot engineering interventions and implementation, Road safety education through school curriculum, enhanced First aid trauma care, Introduction to Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS) and the Roadmap for India” said Mr Kapila.
“Eminent road Transport experts and specialists participating at the road safety conference include Mr. K. K. Kapila, Chairman, IRF, Mr Vijay Chhibber, Former Secretary, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Mr. D. B. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Mr R.K.Pandey, Member National Highway Authority of India, Mr. B. L. Soni, Additional Director General of Police, Mr. Shailendra Agrawal, Transport Commissioner, Mr.Shivlahiri Sharma, Chief Engineer, PWD, Rajasthan, Dr. Amit Gupta, Trauma Care Centre of AIIMS, Dr. Tanu Jain, Asst. Director General, DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, among others’’, said Mrs.(Dr.) Mridul Bhasin, Managing Trustee, Muskaan Foundation for road safety.