Odisha adopts a Four-Fold Strategy to Make Roads Safer: Naveen

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said Odisha has adopted a four-fold strategy to make roads safer – by enforcement, education improvement in

road engineering and emergency care.

Speaking at SAFE Convention organised by ‘Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ (SIAM)

in association with the state Transport here, Patnaik said, Road safety is a high priority area for the Government.

Highlighting state’s performance in road safety initiatives, he said, Odisha has scored 66 percent

and categorized as ‘high performer’ in implementing road safety measures during audit conducted

by the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety.

Patnaik said the Supreme Court Committee has also rated some of initiatives adopted by Odisha

as best practices and suggested recommendation to neighbouring states.

He said the state Government has started a Reward Scheme for the people who help road accident victims.

‘’I am happy to share that more and more people are coming forward to help the road accident victims,’’ he added.

Patnaik said focussing of safety technologies, with changing trends in the mobility sector, new technologies are being introduced for better and safer driving experiences. It would be indeed

a great experience here to know about new technologies behind safer and high-performing

vehicles, he added.

Saying that road accidents are a serious cause of concern for all of us he expressed his concern

over the loss of many lives in road accidents across the country, including Odisha, every year.

This has a serious impact on families and the economy, Patnaik said.

The Chief Minister hoped that the automobile manufacturers would continue to partner in ‘’ our initiatives to make our roads safer and better.’’

Speaking on the occasion, Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu said as many as 7 lakh new vehicles

are being registered in state every year. They are contributing immensely to the economy. But for increasing accidents, these growth is undermined.

She expressed hope that automobile manufacturers will bring in new and safe technology to help make the roads safer for people.

The Chief Minister inaugurated an exhibition of new safe technologies for automobiles on this occasion.


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