The Ministry of Finance’s Division of Expenditure has inexperienced lighted the establishing of a Nationwide Street Security Board to advise the federal government within the formulation of insurance policies associated to highway security. The creation of a highway security board had been a part of the Motor Autos (Modification) Invoice 2019.
- Advisory physique to encompass Chairman and 7 members
- Will deal with issues pertaining to highway security and supply advise security measures
Working of the brand new Street Security Board
The Nationwide Street Security Board shall be constituted of a panel of seven members and a Chairman, with the members having expertise within the fields associated to highway security, site visitors regulation, city planning, civil engineering and police enforcement and investigation. Moreover, the board may even comprise of technical committees to look into a wide range of facets of highway security from civil engineering to automobile development and security gear.
Together with the rapid expansion and up-gradation on the road network and the enforcement of upper security requirements for automobiles, the Authorities is now actively trying into the security of roads too. Talking on the just lately concluded Autocar Awards, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Street Transport and Highways had stated, “Vehicle engineering and highway engineering, each are essential.”
“One factor may be very clear, majority of the time, in a majority of accidents, everybody blames the driving force. However highway engineering is the primary offender for the accident,” he added.
Gadkari had additionally spoken on the identification of ‘black spots’ (accident inclined areas) and the next want for rectification.
“We’ve got already improved greater than 5,000-6,000 black spots. We now have a scheme which has been submitted to the World Financial institution and ADB of Rs. 14,000 Crores for bettering black spots on roads, significantly on state highways, municipal company roads and district roads. We’re very cautious in regards to the Nationwide freeway,” he stated.
The roll of the brand new board shall be that of an advisory physique to the Authorities, offering recommendation within the formulation of insurance policies and normal or issues pertaining to highway security, automobile design requirements, highway development in hilly areas and extra.