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Ministry of Road Transport Organise Conference On Safer Mobility, Promote Road-Safety In India

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Indian Roads Safety Campaign (IRSC), DTP and TRIPP, IIT Delhi organised a conference on safer mobility titled ‘A Road to Safer Mobility’ today in IIT Delhi with a view to promote collaboration among multiple stakeholders working across the domain, to promote road-safety across India. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) through a video message emphasized on changes made by the government in the direction of road safety. He focussed on following traffic rules and appreciated the IRSC team for its initiatives.

Other key speakers included V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, Abhay Damle, the Joint Secretary of MoRTH and Amar Srivastava, Founder, IRSC. Also Read: Indian Roads to Get Safer; Deaths to go Down by 1/5th Every Year[1]

The conference was divided into three sessions- ‘Government: Point of View’, ‘Contribution of Industries’ and ‘Initiatives taken by NGOs’. The first session- Government: Point of View had Amit Bhardwaj from Niti Aayog; Dr. Sushma Sagar, senior surgeon at AIIMS trauma center; Mr.

Arun Mohan, Senior advocate at Delhi high court; Mr. Vijay Singh, DCP of Delhi Traffic Police and Maj. Gen.

Dilawar Singh, Director of NYKS and Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports as speakers. Each panellist spoke about the various initiatives taken up by the government bodies that they represented and how they plan to tackle the road safety issue. There was a discussion on collaborating all the efforts by the police, the healthcare department, the education department and all the other departments to achieve a common goal.

The involvement of youth in these initiatives was stressed upon.

References

  1. ^ Indian Roads to Get Safer; Deaths to go Down by 1/5th Every Year (auto.ndtv.com)



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