Over 4,000 die every year in road accidents in Punjab
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
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
As part of the new initiatives, he said a road safety
campaign has been launched to create awareness about traffic
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- There will be earthquake if I speak on demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi
- Opposition observes 'black day' to mark one month of demonetisation
- Zee Media Exclusive: A reality check on public opinion on notes ban!
- Panel discussion on the decision of demonetisation
- Watch shocking visuals - Speeding car rams pedestrians in Kolkata, 3 killed
- Mongolia seeks India's financial aid, Chinese official media says it's 'insane'
- SC asks govt if demonetisation was confidential; to judge if policy unconstitutional
- OMG! Man punches Kangaroo in face to save dog – Watch video
- Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat in 'Dangal' title track looks phenomenal!
- Vodafone launches unlimited free voice calling offer for prepaid customers