Nagpur Lok Sabha

Law Soon To Fix Working Hours For Truck Drivers: Gadkari

Nagpur Lok Sabha

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has called for everyone’s efforts to reduce road accidents by 50 percent before the end of 2025.

Participating in a 4-hour telethon and outreach campaign ‘Sadak Suraksha Abhiyan’ during the Road Safety week, the Union Minister said a law would soon be brought into the country to determine the working hours of truck drivers.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said it is committed to a reduction in road fatalities and injuries and has undertaken multiple initiatives across all 4Es of road safety — Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Care.

This year, MoRTH observed Road Safety Week (RSW) between January 11-17 under ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’, to propagate the cause of Safer Roads for All.

During the Week, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry conducted multiple activities at various locations in Delhi including Nukkad Nataks (street shows), sensitization campaigns, competitions for school and college students, Road Safety Exhibition in collaboration with corporates, walkathons, talks shows, and panel discussions with senior government officers and industry leaders.

In addition, road-owning agencies such as NHAI, NHIDCL, etc. conducted special drives related to traffic rules and regulation compliance, pedestrian safety, eye check-up camps for drivers at Toll Plazas, and other road engineering-related initiatives.

Transport and police departments of states and UTs, NGOs, private companies, and the general public across the country also actively participated in the event by conducting awareness campaigns, first responder training, ensuring strict enforcement of rules and regulations up to grass root levels and conducting other activities, workshops and advocacy programs related to road safety, said the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. (ANI)

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