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A motor car rally, which was flagged off to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, will spread awareness about road safety.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Monday launched the 30th National Road Safety Week, with a host of initiatives planned for generating awareness about safe road usage.
At Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari flagged off a motor car rally to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Here’s a sneak peek into the event.
The rally will travel through places historically associated with Gandhiji, such as Sabarmati, Porbandar, Dandi, and Yerwada, before travelling to Dhaka. It will conclude at Yangon in Myanmar on February 24, after having covered a total distance of 7,250 km. All along the route, the rally will spread the message of road safety.
Highlighting the measures taken by the government to improve road safety, Gadkari said:
We have taken several steps to reduce road accidents, we have worked towards improving road engineering, building 4-lane, detecting black spots and improving them: Union minister @nitin_gadkari@MORTHIndia @MORTHRoadSafety pic.twitter.com/zhivAYv1ZW
— PIB India (@PIB_India) February 4, 2019
Road safety is an issue that needs urgent attention, given that India continues to record a high number of fatalities resulting from road accidents.
Calling attention to the same is Hero MotoCorp’s latest campaign, ‘Hero We Care’. It encourages citizens to become a ‘Road Hero’ by pledging to always wear seat belts and helmets. A Road Hero is also the one who will be ready to help road accident victims.
To become a Road Hero, take the pledge below or SMS Hero Your Name to 8866001830.
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