Road safety

UP: Educational institutions must form “road safety clubs”

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered the formation of “road safety clubs” in all secondary and tertiary education institutions for road safety. “It is necessary to work on a large scale to reduce the number of deaths that have occurred in road accidents in the state,” he said and ordered the authorities to form these clubs as a priority. The CM gave instructions by seeing the presentations made by various departments at a meeting held here.

He also ordered them to install a “panic button” for women’s safety on UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses.

The CM ordered officials to start a parcel or courier service by government buses.

He said that over the past five years, more than 26,000 villages have been connected to UPSRTC buses, and efforts must now be made to make them available in every village. He gave the order to add 2,000 new buses under contract to the UPSRTC fleet and to expedite the process of adding another 5,000 new buses in the future.

Adityanath directed officials to include new mining areas in the district survey report by carrying out mineral mapping of all major rivers in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal over the next six months.

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