Over 4,000 die every year in road accidents in Punjab
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 18:53
Jalandhar: As over 4,000 people die in road accidents across Punjab every year, the state government led by Parkash Singh Badal claimed to have paid Rs nine crore as compensation to the road accident victims in the state so far.

Transport Minister Mohal Lal, who launched a road safety campaign in the city yesterday, said that around 640 cases for settlement of accident compensation are still pending and assured that all the cases would soon be addressed through the Lok Adalat.

Expressing concern over increasing number of accidents and fatalities on roads, the Minister said the government is taking urgent and immediate steps to substantially reduce road accidents.

As part of the new initiatives, he said a road safety campaign has been launched to create awareness about traffic rules.

During the campaign, which will culminate on January 7 in Bathinda, a drive will be made against rash driving, overloaded vehicles an underage drivers.

To check rash driving, he said speed control device, which has already been installed in trucks and buses, would soon be put in place in private vehicles also.


First Published: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 18:53

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