of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) kick-started the Road Safety Week
campaign at Delhi’s India Gate. This year’s event on the theme “Sadak Suraksha
– Jeevan Raksha” has been organised in association with the Ministry of Road
Transport and Highways, Government of India (MoRTH) and Delhi Traffic Police.
day started off with Delhi traffic police Walkathon with 1000 students at India
Gate and a street theatre on road safety. Following that was the inauguration
ceremony of National Road Safety Week which commemorated 150th Birth
Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Few initiatives by different stakeholders have
been announced in the program.
also launched the Indian Automobile Industry’s initiative of declaring
2019-2020 as National Road Safety Year in presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport
& Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga
Rejuvenation and Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs. After the launch
of SIAM Initiative of 2019-2020 as National Road Safety Year for Indian
Automobile Industry, the Ministers flagged off a motor rally to commemorate
150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Supported by Kanishka Sports and
Mahindra and Mahindra, the rally starting from Rajghat is scheduled to conclude
in 22 days covering 7250 kilometers.
this occasion, Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, SIAM said, ‘’There has been
several measures taken to bring down the rate of road fatalities in India but yet,
there has been not much of improvement. In order to change the bleak picture of
road safety in our country, we aim to identify the steps and areas which are
really helping in bringing down the number of road fatalities and concentrate
on those. SIAM along with its members would be observing 2019-2020 as National
Road Safety Year and will try to bring some best practices which can bring down
the fatalities rate on our roads.”
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