Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana is all set to be launched by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The scheme is basically an initiative to make the roads safer by eliminating the dangerous spots on highways.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana, the central government will eliminate dangerous sites where accidents occur more frequently by using the better design and road engineering. Government will also set up railings on hill roads running along deep gorges.
The ministry has sought details from the states about the dangerous roads and sites to setup the railings and prepare reflectors. The ministry will take help from IIT to prepare special reflectors for hill roads and redesign them to fix sharp curves.
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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has already approved the scheme and the corpus would be created from the available central road fund.
According to WHO, more than 231,000 people are killed in India in road accidents every year. The government aims of halving this number by the year 2020. The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Sadak Yojana is also a part of this initiative.