Nitin Gadkari stresses on road safety, says Rs 20,000 crore to spent for fixing spots on road, highways


Nitin Gadkari stresses on road safety, says Rs 20,000 crore to spent for fixing spots on road, highways

Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has described the safety on roads as a big failure of his ministry. Addressing an event in the national capital, the union minister said that government has planned to spend more than Rs 20,000 crore to fix accident-prone black spots on highways, roads, underpasses, flyovers, etc., across the country.

The union minister further added that more than one lakh people lose their lives each year due to the accidents. The minister also stressed the need for awareness among the public and in the issuance of driving licences. Addressing the gathering, the minister asked the state governments to include a chapter on road safety in primary education.

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