Nitin Gadkari calls upon public private collaboration for reducing road accidents and improving road safety
New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkarihas said public private collaboration and continuous efforts will help in reducing road accidents in the country and improve road safety. Addressing awebinar on Private Financing for Road safety he called upon the private sector to contribute in creating social consciousness, social awareness and social responsibility towards road safety and utilize their corporate social responsibility CSR fund to address all concerns of road safety. Shri Gadkari reiterated commitment to achieve of 50 percent of reduction of road deaths by 2025 and zero accident related fatalities in the countryby 2030.
The Minister said road accidents put social economic burden on society and nation as a whole and urged all private sector entities to proactively come forward for development of social bonds.He said the corpus generated with social contribution would be effectively used to finance projects such as zero fatality and other road safety strategies on national scale .