New Delhi, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari on Thursday called upon the transport ministers from all the States to prepare a roadmap on road safety without bothering for the expenses.
Addressing the 18th meeting of National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and 39th Meeting of Transport Development Council (TDC) here, the Union Minister emphasised upon combined efforts to curb accidents on roads. He said the Ministry is working upon reducing deaths on the roads by half in the coming days.
The Union Minister said there is no dearth of resources for infrastructure development in the country, the need is only for a coherent approach to serve the larger public.
Pointing out towards 36 per cent improvement on national highways and 26 per cent on State highways, the Minister informed that black spots are being identified and repaired at a fast pace.
He underlined the need to include NGOs and engineering students in conducting road audits. Gadkari said work on improving road engineering will be undertaken with available resources worth Rs 14,000 crore.