Chennai, Nov 19 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu state government will form a Road Safety Authority in the coming days to implement schemes to improve the safety on roads.
A statement from the Chief Minister’s office said that Chief Minister had chaired a meeting with ministers and officials from various departments on Thursday discussing various aspects regarding road safety.
The Chief Minister told officials to reduce the road traffic accident fatality rate which is presently at 23.9 per lakh population. He said that various schemes have been proposed to improve road safety in Tamil Nadu and called upon the officials to take initiatives to make road transportation safe for commuters in the state.
The state government, according to the statement has already formulated a draft plan for promotion of road safety and has roped in 609 hospitals to provide medical assistance to accident victims within 48 hours of the accident.
The statement also said that an amount of Rs 50 crore is earmarked to initiate a scheme to provide medical assistance to accident victims during the first 48 hours.
The scheme, according to the statement will include emergency response, rescue and resuscitation, damage control surgery, and rehabilitation. The statement also said that the government would enact a law to promote road safety.
The statement also said that all those involved in road accidents including foreign nationals would be benefitted by the new scheme.