Road Safety Current Affairs - 2020

Campaign launched on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

On June 5, 2020, the Union minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the United Nations Development Programme campaign called “Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on highways”. Need India is witnessing 5 lakhs road accidents every year. Out of these 1.5 lakhs lose their lives. The campaign is launched to bring Read More…

India and ADB sign 177 million USD to upgrade Maharashtra State Highways

On May 28, 2020, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank signed an agreement to construct state highways in Maharashtra. Highlights The funds received from the bank are to be used by the State Government of Maharashtra to improve road projects. The projects will be used to increase connectivity between urban and rural Read More…

Emission Norms of L7 category of BS VI notified

On May 24, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways notified emission norms for L7 category for BS VI. With the notification, the BS VI process L, M and N category vehicles in the country gets completed. Highlights The emission norms will encourage the production of quadricycles. The quadricycle segment in India was introduced Read More…

India attends 3rd Global Conference on Road Safety held in collaboration with WHO, World Bank

On February 17, 2020, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari represented India at the 3rd global Conference on Road Safety. The Conference aimed at achieving Global Goals 2030. It was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Highlights The conference was held in collaboration with WHO and World Bank. The conference aims at renewing the Read More…

Annual Report on Road Accidents in India released

On November 20, 2019, the Ministry of road transport and highways released a report on “Road Accidents in India, 2018”. According to the report, around 1,51,417 deaths occurred in India due to road accidents in 2018. It pointed out that road environment, human errors and vehicle conditions were the major reasons for road accidents. Highlights Read More…