Govt mulls setting up agency for road safety management
New Delhi: Road Minister Oscar Fernandes Monday said his ministry is mulling setting up a separate body for road safety and traffic management.
"The government is actively considering creation of National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board," Fernandes said while addressing a meeting of the National Road Safety Council here.
"The board will act as a dedicated agency to oversee road safety activity in the country, and will have powers to issue guidelines on a wide range of issues concerning road safety," he said.
National efforts will be boosted if states can actively champion the cause of road safety, he added.
He further said that all sectors of the government including health, transport, education and police have the authority and responsibility to make decisions, control resources and coordinate efforts.
"It will be a relegated agency to see road safety activities in the country," Fernandes said.
The proposed board will periodically review the action being taken and give necessary directions, he added.
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