Road Accident: In order to reduce road accidents, the central government of the country is making various efforts, to control it, many steps are being taken including making helipads for roadside facilities. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh has said this during a program in Delhi. The minister said that these helipads are being built along the national expressway, so that emergency care can be given to anyone in need.
Speaking further, he said that the government has put ambulances at every toll plaza on the highways to deal with the emergency, but more work needs to be done in this area. Further said that hospitals can also set up trauma centers at the helipads. Another step taken by the government includes adopting international standards for airbags used in cars.
Government’s goal is to reduce accidents Addressing the program, VK Singh said that 11 percent of all road accidents in the world occur in India. The government aims to reduce the number of accidents. He further said that our (government) next step is to work towards reducing this number from 5 lakh per annum to two lakh per year at present. Emphasizing on this, he said that if everyone cooperates to work in this direction, then we can achieve our goal. This number level can be brought down.
Everyone’s cooperation is needed The Minister emphasized that most of the road accidents are due to the fault of others. And despite all the efforts, the impact of road safety awareness is rarely seen. He said that there is a need to create an eco-system for security and everyone will have to show their participation in it.
For your information here, let us tell you that India comes third in terms of accidental deaths. At the same time, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has worked from time to time towards the need for strong road safety measures in the country. In the Rajya Sabha meeting in April, the minister had said that on the basis of World Road Statistics (WRS) 2018 brought out by the International Road Federation, India is at number three in terms of number of accidents. Along with this, he also apprised about the many steps being taken by the government to reduce the accidental deaths.