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Yogi Adityanath Kickstarts 'Road Safety Month', Asks People To Follow Traffic Rules
Lucknow, January 21 (TNA) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday inaugurated 'Road Safety Month' at his government residence and inaugurated/laid the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 55.70 crore of the Transport Department.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the road safety dashboard by the press of a button and handed over a draft of Rs 52.98 lakhs to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund from the Transport Department. On this occasion, the Chief Minister administered the oath of road safety to the attendees and also flagged off a road safety rally.
The 'Road Safety Month' is being conducted in the state from January 21 to February 20, 2021. The Chief Minister in his address said that the present government is working with full vigour to prevent road accidents and stressed on the importance of awareness in preventing road accidents.
The state government has prepared an effective action plan to prevent road accidents through interdepartmental coordination, he said while adding that a large number of accidents can be prevented by knowledge and compliance with the general rules of traffic.
Most accidents are caused by human error, he said and pointed out that it is hence necessary to make the common citizen aware about road safety and traffic rules.
Collective efforts may prove more effective in this task, the chief minister further said while expressing hope that the transport, Home, PWD, Education and Health Department and other related departments should jointly do this work of public awareness regarding road safety.