Less than a week after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal put forth a comprehensive Delhi Electric Vehicle policy, transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday signed an MoU with a New York-headquartered Bloomberg Philanthropies to ensure road safety and mobility in the capital.
“Through this MoU and by joining the Global Road Safety Initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies, we are partnering with the world’s leading organisations to improve road safety. Delhi government, global road safety experts and Delhiites together will now ensure no more lives are lost on Delhi roads,” Gahlot said.
In a statement, the government said it would be supported by the world’s leading experts, which would help with technical assistance to conduct various periodic road user behaviour observational surveys and training for staff from relevant agencies.
Kelly Larson of Bloomberg Philanthropies, said, “We are delighted to welcome Delhi as one of the 30 cities that will participate in the initiative for Global Road Safety — a network committed to reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes.”
These cities would receive resources and support, which would enable them to implement safety activities. The participating cities would work in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ partner organisations and road safety experts, who would provide technical assistance on all the aspects of planning, implementation and enforcement.
Road safety strategies that would be part of the initiative include enforcing laws on speeding, drunk driving, motorcycle helmets and seat-belts, designing and building safer roads and transportation systems, promoting safe driving and building public support for road safety via communication campaigns and using data from high-quality monitoring and evaluation systems for policy and planning.Source: Times of India