Hyderabad: The central and state governments have proposed several programmes to educate commuters about traffic rules in the twin cities to check the number of accidents. The campaign coincides with the launch of Road Safety Week on Tuesday.
Advocacy campaigns on road safety, walkathon, honoring good samaritans, traffic police and doctors as road safety champions, medical and vision checking camps for drivers are some of the programmes lined up for the Road Safety Week.
As per the government notice regarding the 31st National Road Safety Week which is to be organised from January 11 to 17, the ministry of roads transport and highways plans to provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh for the state and additional Rs 2 lakh for every district.
“The ministry will sanction Rs 72 lakh to organise various events in all 31 districts once the proposal is sent. With nearly 20 people dying on the roads of Telangana each day and the state witnessing over 22,000 accidents and 6,000 deaths in just one year, I think every penny should be utilised wisely by involving all stakeholders to create awareness about road rules,” said Vinod Kumar Kanumalla, a road safety expert.Source: Times Of India