‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’

Published on June 07, 2020
Current Context: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari launched a campaign called ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’.
‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’
  • The campaign was launched via video conference and aims to reduce deaths causing due to accidents on roads and highways.
  • This campaign was launched because India has witnessed about 5 lakh road accident cases every year in which 1.5 lakh people lost their lives.
  • The campaign will generate awareness and will educate people to carry out road safety and following road rules so that there will be stoppage of deaths in humans as well as animals who get injured due to road accidents.
  • The campaign aims to reduce this death and injury due to road accidents count by 20-25% by March 2021.
  • In this campaign, various measures and actions like identifying the accidents prone black spots and rectifying them, traffic reductions measures, repairing of roads and highways, road safety audit, reconstruction of dilapidated and narrow bridges, highway patrolling, safety during constructions and many more will be carried out.

Question: 

Q.1 Which minister launched a campaign called as ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’?
a. Piyush Goyal
b. Nirmala Sithraman
c. Amit Shah
d. Nitin Gadkari

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