LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday launched a public awareness campaign for road safety. Chief Minister will inaugurate the road safety month and launch projects worth Rs 55.7 crore related to road safety and other facilities.
“65 people lose their lives in road accidents daily. The number can be reduced by creating public awareness. We have started a Road Safety public awareness campaign today. People must avoid driving without a license. Drunk-driving is also a big cause of accidents,” said Adityanath.
It’s a month-long campaign devoted to road safety awareness. Departments of Transport and Health are also involved in the campaign. Every district will have DM as nodal officer. We will review the departments after the campaign ends on February 20, he added. “We will spread the awareness in the first week and start taking actions from the second week,” he said.
He told officials to focus on use of technology, road engineering and enforcement to ensure road safety, as well as strict compliance of rules and regulations by preparing a detailed action plan and ensuring its implementation.
The CM said police must ensure that there are no over speeding, wrong side or drunken driving cases and arrangements should be made to ensure a person injured in a road accident is rushed to the nearest trauma Centre or hospital.
CM Yogi asked police, transport, medical, health and education department officials to prepare an action plan for road safety and ensure its implementation, besides ensuring the fitness of all drivers and vehicles. The CM also emphasized on strict patrolling and action against vehicles not following speed limits on expressways and state roads.