Guwahati: Road fatalities in Assam are on declining trend. Road accident fatalities has seen a decline of eight % throughout January to March, 2020 as in comparison with the identical interval of 2019
Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary nearly chaired the assembly of State Road Safety Council with all of the stakeholders and different departments immediately.
The Minister directed them to take steps to regulate and scale back the highway accidents and resultant fatalities to save lots of treasured lives. The Minister referred to as upon the stakeholders to contain local people volunteers to save lots of the lives of accident victims by offering crucial assist through the golden hour. In this regard, the DTOs have aly began participating native youth and prepare them as Path Suraksha Mitra.
He said that highway fatalities in the State are on a declining trend since January and the Minister emphasised strict enforcement to additional carry down the numbers.
“For the first time, road accident fatalities have seen a decline of 8 percent during January to March, 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019. Likewise, road accident fatalities declined by 27 percent during January to June, 2020 as compared to same period of 2019. During to April to June there was a decline of 51 percent; however this was more due to lockdown”.
Patowary requested the Health Department to strengthen trauma care amenities, Police and enforcement officers to conduct in depth drives towards site visitors violations particularly over rushing, drunken driving and underage driving.
The highway proudly owning businesses – NHAI, NHIDCL and PWD – had been additionally directed to put in correct signages and take up all site visitors calming measures, particularly in accident weak areas and black spots.
Since highest variety of accidents have occurred on National Highways and in districts of Kamrup (Metro), Kamrup (Rural), Barpeta, Nagaon and Goalpara, the Transport Minister directed the respective DTOs to take all crucial highway security measures.
The Road Safety Council determined that the Lead Agency on Road Safety can be strengthened by offering full time workers from all stakeholders departments. The Lead Agency would have interaction technical consultants and information companions to gather and analyse scientific information on accidents and set up a Road Accident Data Management System.
The Agency would additionally present crucial highway security gear and conduct intensive consciousness campaigns to carry mass consciousness on highway security, site visitors guidelines and security measures.