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AP Govt to amend laws to reduce road mishaps

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Feb 24 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Transport Minister K Lakshminarayanan today informed the State Assembly that the Government proposed to amend the laws pertaining to road safety to reduce the increase in road accidents in recent times.

The Government was considering a proposal to impose stringement punishments like enhancing compounding fee, he told R Suryaprakasa Rao, who sought to know the action proposed against vehicle drivers, including those plying four wheelers without license.

The Civil Supplies Department had been entrusted with sale and distribution of helmets of good quality since wearing of helmets had been made compulsory in the State.

Meanwhile Home Minister K Jana Reddy told N Narsimha Reddy and others that several plans were being implemented in a phased manner to streamline vehicular traffic in the capital. The proposal to introduce lane system was studied and a decision on enforcement was deffered as it was not feasible in some areas.

Meanwhile, Major and Medium Irrigation Minister P Lakshmaiah said the Government proposed to reconstruct the 80-year-old Annamapalli Aqueduct which provdied water for drinking and irrigation to I Polavaram of Mummidivaram.


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