He emphasised that the media, encompassing print, electronic, and increasingly social and digital platforms, stands as a cornerstone of a flourishing democracy, exerting significant influence on society.
The Yogi Adityanath government has made extensive preparations for the Road Safety Fortnight starting in Uttar Pradesh from December 15 to 31. The fortnight aims to prioritize road maintenance, with a specific emphasis on road engineering.
Notably, the government plans to replace conventional, jolting speed breakers with more driver-friendly tabletop speed breakers along various routes. Additionally, there will be mandatory applications of thermoplastic paints and cat’s eye technology, among others, to enhance road safety.
Repairing damaged pavements and removing illegal cuts will also be expedited to keep roads pothole-free. Throughout various cities and roads, as needed, CCTV cameras and ANPR cameras will be installed to enhance surveillance.
During the Road Safety Fortnight, the state government’s focus is not only on raising awareness about safety among the public but also on enforcing strict measures against those who repeatedly violate traffic rules, official here on Friday said.
The UP government is placing significant emphasis on both road safety and emergency care. There will be a special focus on this during the Road Safety Fortnight.
According to the plan, directions have been given to upgrade the established medical aid posts at NHAI toll plazas. Under emergency care, Aapda Mitras of the Revenue Department and petrol pump dhaba personnel, vehicle mechanics will be given first responder training by the Health Department, while health cards will be compulsorily issued to commercial drivers. Instructions have also been given not to renew driving licenses without health check-ups.