VISAKHAPATNAM: The city is hosting another national workshop on road safety at Hotel Novotel on August 19 and 20. It is for the first time that eminent speakers from across the world will deliver lectures on road safety issues. The state government in coordination with the World Bank is organising the workshop.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the workshop. Union Minister for Surface Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will be the chief guest. The Supreme Court appointed committee members on road safety, transport ministers from various states, transport commissioners, Central secretaries of road safety, police officials, officials from Roads and Buildings, APSRDC, NHAI, Medical and Health Department, Municipal Administration and Transport department are participating.
International best practices, engineering aspects and enforcement measures are to be taken to improve road safety challenges and responses, plans and priorities of AP government would be discussed. The workshop would focus on the Brasilia Declaration. The target is to achieve by 2020 halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road accidents.