Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar,IAS held a wrap up meeting with the team of World Bank and Officers of the concerned departments on Road Safety at BRKR Bhavan today.
Chief Secretary said that several measures have been taken by the State Government to prevent accidents and minimize the accidental deaths. He said that Transport and Police Departments jointly conducting Road Safety Weeks to create awareness to drivers on over speeding. He said that more focus is laid on road discipline among drivers and pedestrians. He said that the Government is developed certain APPs and installed CC Cameras to monitor Road Safety measures.
Government is giving high priority providing timely medical care to the accident victims. Roads, Transport, Police and Health Departments are working collectively to implement the Road Safety and minimize the fatalities in Road Accidents. Further, he said that it is a great opportunity to work with the World Bank Team to improve the Road Standards and minimize the accidents.
The World Bank Team explained about the key themes like Road Engineering, Vehicle Safety and Driver Training, Enforcement and Post Crash Care as part of the implementation of the program. The World Bank allocated Rs.6725 Crore funds to 14 States in the country on the basis of fatalities, registered vehicles and length of road network. As part of this program World Bank allocated Rs.320 Crore to Telangana.