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Govt of Andhra Pradesh Organises 2 Day Workshop on Road Safety


As part of pilot project funded by the World Bank, students in Andhra Pradesh helped in formulating strategies to minimise road accidents and road safety interventions. The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh organised workshop on road safety to implement the Brasilia Declaration on road safety on aug 19 and 20.

Road safety experts from different states of the country participated in the workshop for discussing issues like the need to improve laws, enforcement, infrastructure modifications and improvement of vehicles. This was said by Deputy Transport Commissioners L.S.M Ramasree and S. Venkateswara Rao at a media conference on Sunday.

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The workshop organised with the assistance of World Bank and Govt of Andhra Pradesh would discuss ways and means to improve road safety. It is an initiative to achieve the objective of Brasilia Declaration to reduce the road accident deaths by 50 per cent.

As part of minimising road accidents in Andhra Pradesh, Govt sanctioned Rs.10 crore to the AP Transport Department towards road safety said Ms. Ramasree. Also she said that, 13 States in India accounted for 83.6 per cent of the share in road accident deaths in the country during 2015 based on a study.

According to the survey, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra occupied the top three positions in accident deaths. The workshop is inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. And Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari would be the chief guest at the inaugural session.


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