Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has constituted a co-ordination committee to monitor the implementation of road safety programmes and policies to prevent accidents which claim more than 12,000 lives in the state every year
State and national highways witness about 70,000 accidents annually in which many are killed and 40-45 thousand commuters get injured, officials in the Home department said.
Need of the hour is to prevent accidents from taking place and the government has to ensure that steps taken by the administration for this so far are implemented effectively, they said.
Home, transport, PWD and Health departments should work in tandem with each other, the officials said and added that the co-ordination committee will comprise Ministers of State for Home, Transport, Health and PWD.
The committee will review existing road safety programmes and policies to curb accidents, they said.