UP govt to launch Road Safety Fortnight from July 17

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In an effort to reduce the number of road accidents and raise public awareness of traffic rules, the Uttar Pradesh government, on the directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will launch a Road Safety Fortnight from July 17.

During the fortnight, employees who arrive at work without a helmet for the second time in a department will not be given an entry and counted absent. At the same time, a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee will also be organised as part of the Road Safety Fortnight.

In this regard, a district road safety action plan will be prepared and sent to the Transport Commissioner by the end of the fortnight. A 15-day action plan has also been prepared has been prepared and the the campaign will be organised on the basis of the action plan of the departments related to road safety

On the instructions of CM Yogi the road safety fortnight will be organised on the basis of the action plan of the departments related to it, including, Transport, Home, Public Works Department, Medical and Education Department.

It may be noted that compared to last year, there has been an increase of 5.5 percent in road accidents and 4.2 percent in the number of deaths caused by it . Road accidents have claimed more lives of two-wheeler drivers.

Concerned about it, the government is paying special attention to a decrease in traffic accidents and raising awareness among the public. As per the action plan public representatives like MPs, and MLAs will be invited to the inauguration ceremony.

Officers from the relevant departments will also participate at the same time. The office bearers of buses, trucks, auto unions and non-government organisation (NGOs) related to transport will be invited and their opinions solicited.

Taking stern action against the employees who disobey the traffic rules, the Yogi government has issued instructions that all personnel coming to the office premises of all departments without wearing helmets will be warned publicly. Warning sign boards will be installed on the office premises. In the future, entry of personnel on two-wheelers without helmets will be prohibited and they will be considered absent.

Publicity of road safety will be ensured through a public address system. Many events will be organised during the Road Safety Fortnight. With the assistance of the Save Life Foundation, drivers will receive training in safe driving and first responder skills in all 75 districts during this time.

A workshop related to basic and advanced life support will be organised for medical and paramedical students by the Department of Surgery and Orthopaedics of the Medical College on behalf of the Department of Medical Education.

Traffic police personnel doing excellent work will be felicitated. The eyes and health of the school bus drivers will also be evaluated with the aid of the Transport department. Through Project Management Consultancy, online training will be provided to basic, secondary and higher education teachers. Awareness will be created through Rangoli and poster competition in schools.

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