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Road Safety plan is updated in Pakistan

Faryal Nadeem Feb 18, 2017
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On Friday, the communications ministry have launched the road safety plan for motorways and national highways. This is a great measure which helps to minimize the road accidents and lowers the fatality rate in the whole country.

The plan ensures to maintain the international road safety standards on highways and motorways. This plan is mainly for the new project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The implementation of the effective plan will ensure safe and smooth movement of vehicles on the eastern as well as western routes of economic corridor.

The plan was introduced by the steering committee that is formed by communication ministry after Federal Ombudsman took Suo Motu action on the media over the road accident that happened on 11 November 2014 near Theiri Bypass on the National Highway in the district of Sindh, Khairpur that took 57 lives.

The launch of the plan was scheduled to last month but delayed because of shortage of funds. However, officials of the communication ministry say that the plan also includes the National Road Safety, which identifies the black spots and its removal while treating the high crash risk locations and will launch road safety awareness campaigns as well. Authority will also issue driving licenses ad set up the training institutions for all drivers. Various response centers will be established and provide technological solutions for user information.

National Road Safety Plan is introduced after considerable funds for the road safety, which will ensure the security of drivers on motorways and highways. It is best to implement and overload the highway safety regulations and rules. It is true that Pakistan lacks consolidated road safety because every year’s 35000 people are killed every year due to improper driving.

So have a safe drive.