‘Trying 3D paintings as virtual speed-breakers’
To check rash driving, the government is considering putting up three-dimensional (3D) paintings on major highways and busy roads to create virtual speed-breakers, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.
“We are trying out 3D paintings used as virtual speed-breakers to avoid unnecessary requirements of speed breakers,” Gadkari tweeted.
The tweet has gone viral ever since the minister floated the idea to check the menace of rash driving, which has claimed many lives in accidents.
India witnesses as high as 5 lakh road accidents a year, in which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives and another 3 lakh are maimed.
The Minister’s idea kept the social media buzzing, with some pitching for it, others opposing it and many re-tweeting it.