'Need to bring down mishaps to half by 2020'

Published: 17th August 2016 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2016 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: WHILE the Port City is gearing up to host the two-day national workshop on road safety from August 19,  Transport commissioner N Balasubramanyam on Tuesday said that the need of the hour was to implement the Brasilian Declaration on road safety and reduce road accident deaths by 50 per cent in the country by 2020.

Global experts, transport commissioners of all the states and union territories, representatives of the World Bank, police officials, Medical and Health department would participate in the workshop.

“A group of Indian representatives had visited Australia to study the transport system and measures required for road safety. The results will be studied and implemented accordingly,” he added.

The workshop being organised by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with the World Bank and assistance of Government of India, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday. The purpose of the workshop is to hold discussions on road engineering, trauma care, international traffic management system, enforcement measures and road safety. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari would be the chief guest.

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