मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव 22 सितम्बर, 2014 को लखनऊ में राज्य सड़क सुरक्षा नीति शुभारम्भ कार्यक्रम का दीप प्रज्ज्वलित कर शुभारम्भ करते हुए।
Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state to implement Road Safety Policy
Policy will be implemented with full commitment
Road Safety Policy will reduce deaths in road accidents
Road Safety Fund established to improve traffic system
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has called for a combined effort by all departments, people and the media to prevent road accidents and ensure prompt rescue and relief after a mishap takes place. He also added that Uttar Pradesh had become the first state in the country to implement a Road Safety Policy and that simultaneously a Road Safety Fund has been established to improve the traffic system.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव 22 सितम्बर, 2014 को लखनऊ में आयोजित राज्य सड़क सुरक्षा नीति शुभारम्भ कार्यक्रम में एक छात्र को सड़क सुरक्षा किट प्रदान करते हुए।
The Chief Minister was today speaking at hotel Taj at the inauguration ceremony function of the UP Road Safety Policy 2014, held under the aegis of the state Transport Department and the Externally Aided Project Department.
Informing that help of New Zealand and the World Bank had been taken in drafting the policy, the Chief Minister lauded the efforts and prompt inputs by the PWD, home, health and transport departments in preparing the policy. The Chief Minister said the policy would be implemented in letter and spirit so that thousands of people meeting untimely deaths on roads are saved and possible injuries minimized.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव 22 सितम्बर, 2014 को लखनऊ में आयोजित राज्य सड़क सुरक्षा नीति शुभारम्भ कार्यक्रम को सम्बोधन करते हुए।
Pointing out how the most casualties in road accidents were in India and a large number were being crippled, he called for making road travel more safe and said the policy would be helpful in minimizing loss of life and making the roads in Uttar Pradesh more safe. Other than the loss of life, the pain to the families, road accidents lead to financial losses and mental trauma, the CM underlined.
Saying that the present state government believed in Socialist ethos, Mr. Yadav said it was hence that his government was trying to minimize the problems faced by people and referred to the 1090 women power line which had helped lakhs of women and girls in the state get rid of unwanted and harassing calls. Services like the 108 Samajwadi Health Service and 102 National Ambulance Service were also coming in handy to those in medical need and health distress, he said.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव 22 सितम्बर, 2014 को लखनऊ में राज्य सड़क सुरक्षा नीति की पुस्तिका का विमोचन करते हुए।
The state government, he added was working overtime to ensure better roads and increase investment in the state. Deliberating on the development and public welfare projects and schemes undertaken by the state government, Mr. Yadav pointed out how more and more companies and individuals from various countries were coming forward to invest in the state after being reassured of the conducive and investor friendly climate in the state.
Exhorting the younger generation to inculcate discipline in their conduct on the roads, he said if this was done more people will be saved on the state roads. On this occasion the Chief Minister handed over symbolic road safety kits to ten students. He also unveiled a UP State Road Safety Policy booklet. Earlier, Health Minister Mr. Ahmad Hasan said that the state government had shown serious will and commitment towards road safety by making this policy and added that the health department would extend all possible help to implement the policy. Transport Minister Mr. Durga Prasad Yadav also assured full cooperation of his department to ensure success of the policy. Other than this, he added, efforts will also be undertaken to ensure adherence to traffic norms and rules and give special training to vehicle drivers. Advisor to the Externally Aided Projects Department Mr. Madhukar Jaitley thanked the World Bank and New Zealand for extending support in drafting of the policy. He also informed that last year 1.40 lakh people perished due to road accidents in the state and called for serious introspection by all stakeholders to identify the causes and find solutions. Requesting people to drive responsibly, Mr. Jaitley said adequate care should be taken for pedestrians. Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission Mr. Naveen Chandra Bajpayi said to ensure effective implementation of the policy it should reviewed at different levels.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan said the unveiling of the policy reflected the commitment of the state government towards road safety. Ruing the fact that most road accident deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh, he called for support from all departments to minimize this unfortunate loss of life. Before this, High Commissioner of New Zealand in India, Mr. Graham Morton said serious efforts had been undertaken in his country to minimize road accidents, so much so that in the last forty years road mishaps have come down by a whopping 70 %.
Welcoming the guests at the event, Transport Commissioner Mr. K. Ravindra Naik said the Road Safety Fund was being started with a corpus of Rs. 100 crore, of which World Bank will contribute with Rs 50 crore. The event was also addressed by Transport Sector Manager for South Asia, World Bank Ms. Karla Gonzalez Carvajal and Mr. Terry Adam of the Global Road Technology.
A power point presentation to implement the Road Safety Policy was also given by the PWD, Transport, Health and Home department.
Also present on the occasion were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Textile and Sericulture Minister Mr. Shiv Kumar Beria, Minister of State for Transport Mr. Manpal Singh, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mr. Chitranjan Swaroop, Minister of State for PWD and Irrigation Mr. Surendra Singh Patel and Principal Secretary (Health) Mr. Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary (Transport) Mr. Kumar Arvind Singh Dev, Principal Secretary (PWD) Dr. Rajneesh Dubey, Secretary to CM; Mr. Amod Kumar, other officials and dignitaries.