Meeting of cabinet subcommittee on Road Safety in progress in Hyderabad on Monday
Meeting of cabinet subcommittee on Road Safety in progress in Hyderabad on Monday

Hyderabad: Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy on Monday said the government would take up awareness and include the road safety in the school curriculum. The Cabinet subcommittee met on Monday, which was attended by Ministers including Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao, Roads and Buildings Minister T Nageswara Rao, Endowments Minister A Indra Karan Reddy. 

The Transport Minister said that most of them getting killed in road accidents in the country were in the age group of 25 to 30 years. Rash driving, negligence and driving by consuming alcohol were the reasons for the accidents, he said. On an average every year five lakh accidents takes place in the country and 1.5 lakh are getting killed.

In the State, on an average 20,000 accidents are taking place and 7,000 are getting killed every year. He said the State was best in the country in taking up the preventive measures. The aim of the government is to decrease the accidents by 50 per cent by 2020. To avoid accidents, everyone should follow the road safety, he said.

The Minister distributed helmets to the engineering college students at his residence on Monday. The Sri Krishna Youth Association had funded the distribution of the helmets.