The 29th National Safety Week was kicked off on April 23, by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and will go on till April 30, 2018. As a part of this, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to hold various road safety activities across the country.
These include free eye check-up camps at 16 toll plazas, health check-up camps at 15 locations and other road safety awareness programs for commercial drivers at various locations across India. Most of the commercial truck drivers in the country are overworked due to long hours and are not at their best when it comes to fitness.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways inaugurated the 29th National Road Safety Week 2018 24 April 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan with the support from SIAM and all other stakeholders working in the area of Road Safety.
The Program was inaugurated by Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources; River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. He addressed more than 1200 school representatives and students on the need of an hour of spreading the message of Road Safety among our coming up citizens of the nation.
During the inauguration, SIAM assisted MoRTH by displaying the various initiatives work implemented by Gyan Mandir School on the best practices adopted by school in spreading the awareness on Road Safety. The week-long initiative will see participation of school students, SIAM members, Delhi Traffic Police and NGO’s.