Norms on road safety should be made part of syllabus: Adityanath
Road safety norms should be made a part of the syllabus, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggested on Tuesday as he lamented that a large number of accidents were occurring due to traffic rule violations.
He also directed the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and other departments to formulate plans to ensure safe travel.
"It is a matter of concern that everyday we see that due to violation of traffic norms, accidents are taking place," Adityanath said. It should be seen as to "how road safety norms can be made a part of the syllabus", so that ordinary citizens can be made more aware, he said.
"The accidents which are happening, are taking place due to lack of awareness about traffic rules. UPSRTC and other departments working in the field of road transport should formulate plans to ensure passengers enjoy safe journey," he said. He was speaking at the signing of an agreement between the transport departments of UP and Rajasthan here on Tuesday. Adityanath's comments come in the backdrop of several major accidents taking place in UP in recent days. On June 5, 25 passengers were charred to death and many others were injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck and burst into flames on National Highway 24 in Bareilly.
In another accident on June 11, ten people, including five women, of a family drowned after their car fell into a canal at Makera area in Mathura.
Scores of other accidents have also taken place.