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Govt preparing action plan for road safety
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS):
Published on 11 Aug. 2010 11:58 PM IST
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The government will soon finalise an action plan to improve road safety, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways R.P.N. Singh said here Wednesday.
The plan envisages steps to improve data collection and evaluation, reviewing standards and guidelines for highways and urban roads, vehicle safety standards, he said at an event organised by CII. He said the plan would also review the driving license system and initiate capacity building programmes such as establishment of centres of excellence for research on road safety. He said the ministry was in the process of finalising the plan in consultation with all stakeholders. The plan recognises the need for a coherent, multi-sectoral and integrated approach.
Singh said the ministry was examining the recommendations made by the parliamentary standing committee.

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