Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumarwas the chief guest at the National Road Safety Awareness Programme organised by the Ministry of Transport.
Thackeray said that Maharashtra should not figure in the list of the states which have reported deaths in road accidents.
This apart, a series of events including free medical check up camps for bus and auto-rickshaw drivers, and traffic personnel will be organised.
The STA has asked the RTOs to organise wall painting competitions on the theme of road safety at their respective driving test centres.
Krishna district police are geared up to observe the 32nd National Road Safety awareness drive across the district from January 17 to February 18.
Some people don’t care for road safety rules, not only endangering their lives but also those of other people. But perhaps, Lord Yama, the Hindu God of Death, could stop them in their tracks.
The incident happened at a time when the state government is running ‘Samman,’ a fortnight-long public awareness drive on crime against women across the state.
Special squads in the city are keeping an eye on the use of colour in the food items, officials said.
The inclusion of women's safety in the budget was by and large welcomed by social activists in the state.
The harrowing experience narrated by a 37-year-old woman, a ground handling staff at Kochi airport while returning home from work at night, has brought the focus back on women’s safety.
Handouts and sweets were distributed at Balaramapuram junction.
Police are detecting 500 to 600 violations everyday and action is being initiated against the violators, said a Traffic officer.
Indonesia has had 104 civilian airliner accidents with over 1,300 related fatalities since 1945, ranking it as the most dangerous place to fly in Asia.
The state government referred the bill, which also seeks to fast-track investigation and filing of chargesheet, to a joint committee of both houses of the state legislature.