In a bid to enhance road safety i.e. eliminate road accidents and create safe mobility for commuters, Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bloomberg Philanthropies.
- On signing this MoU, Delhi has joined 30 world cities & world’s leading organisations in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, a network committed to reducing the deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes.
Under the Global Road Safety initiative, the Delhi government will be supported by the world’s leading experts in road safety and will receive technical assistance to conduct various periodic road user behaviour surveys and training for staff.
2020-2025 phase of Initiative:
i.30 cities including Delhi will participate in the 2020-2025 phase of the Initiative.
ii.The cities will receive resources and support to implement bold, ambitious road safety activities that will save lives and reduce injuries from road traffic accidents
iii.The cities will work in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ partner organisations and road safety experts, who will provide technical assistance on all aspects of planning, implementation and enforcement.
i.The initiative will cover many aspects of road safety, including enforcing laws on speeding, drunken driving, wearing helmets and seat belts, and designing and building safer roads and transportation systems.
ii.The other strategies of the initiative include, promoting safe driving and developing public support for road safety through communication campaigns and using data from high-quality monitoring and evaluation systems for policy and planning.
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