DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Cabinet Minister Yashpal Arya said that parfait, which is being made to save vehicle in case of accident, quality is very poor and he believes that if it would not happen then accident number may come down because motorist would get cautious while crossing. Otherwise they presume that they would be safe and but it fails to serve purpose in case of accident. With this statement Arya has tried to grab the attention of the officials how poor quality construction work is happening in hills and there is need to pay attention on quality construction. He also made it clear that he is saying this because it is not political dais. He was addressing to a seminar on road safety, which is part of half marathon slated to happen on December 19, here at Saint Joseph Academy, Dehradun today.
Later CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched website of Traffic directorate (www.uttarakhandtraffic.com). While concluding the seminar CM Rawat said that youth plays pivotal role in state development. Road accident data reveals highest number of youth die due to road accident. with this death not the victim family affected but it also puts check on state development. he appealed to the youth to follow their parent and teachers. You also follow traffic rule while driving and also educate others to follow rule.
Chief Secretary UK Singh said that in view of road safety transport department should organise awareness campaign in all schools and colleges of the state. to find out the solution of accident prone areas and traffic bottleneck executive agencies should sit together.
Uttarakhand Police DGP Anil K Raturi said that state has made tremendous progress in last 17 years but our road has not grown accordingly. Since its inception vehicle number has also grown because now vehicle number is 26 lakh while it was mere 42000 in the year 2000. As we know that by seeing traffic situation you can imagine the area development so our jawans are determined to improve the traffic system and ensure road safety. With this seminar police is trying to establish communication with youngster because highest number of youth die due to road accident every year. He appealed to them to follow traffic rule and expressed hope that this seminar will be proven milestone for everyone whosoever watching it or read it through media too.
ADGP Ashok Kumar said that five lakh road accident happens every year and 1.5 lakh people die in india while in uttarakhand 1000 death happens in the state. this is five times more than crime. Road accident not only shakes victim family but also it is loss to the nation as well. he appeals to every citizen of this country to follow traffic rule to save you and your family too. In Uttarakhand road accident happens due to drunken driving, use of mobile while driving, race, over speeding, overloading, shabby condition of vehicle, lack vehicle fitness checking centre, driving by teenager, poor road engineering, negligence of driver, lack of indicators of hilly road. he suggested construction of subway, foot over bridge, construction of footpath, ring road and by pass, arrangement of parking in school/colleges, deployment of traffic police at area wise, develop new parking place, construction of multi storyed parking/ puzzled parking, widening of bottleneck and foot over bridge over railway crossing.
Transport commissioner D Senthil Pandian said that to ensure road safety government has introduced state road safety policy. in view of transparency transport department has implemented wahan-IV and Sarathi-IV software in all 19 transport offices of the state. to provide high level training to the driver state has established driver training institute.
Other speakers were Dehradun SSP Nivedita Kukreti, RTO Sudhanshu Garg, AMNA Prakash Joshi, MDDA VC Ashish Kumar Srivastava and others.