Haryana to set up 3 Road Safety Institutes

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Chandigarh, Dec 31 (UNI) The Haryana Government will set up three Road Safety Institutes at Bahadurgarh, Rohtak and Kaithal at a cost of Rs 40 crore where training would be imparted to the drivers.

Stating this here today, Haryana Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta said 19th Road Safety Week would be observed in the state from January 1 to 7 and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would preside over the closing ceremony of the Road Safety Week on January 7 at Faridabad.

Mr Gupta said that the main aim of organising the Road Safety Week was to apprise the people about the road sense as the number of vehicles were increasing day by day and due to this occurrence of road accidents was also on the rise.

He said that as many as 3500 people died in the state every year in road accidents while at the national level about 90,000 people died and there was a loss of Rs 55,000 crore in the country every year.

The Transport Minister said the Haryana Government had taken a number of steps to check the road accidents which included setting up of five heavy vehicle training schools at Murthal, Karnal, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hisar.

He said that the traffic control rooms had also been set up on all the National Highways within a radius of 30 km having all modern equipments.

UNI

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