Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari termed the failure of his ministry to prevent road accidents, and also discussed in detail about new road transport schemes in the country. Gadkari came to attend an event here where he said that Delhi to Mumbai can now be reached within 12 hours and work is going on fast on the highway. Nitin Gadkari said that my department has worked with success in all fields but in five years the road accident has not been reduced and I consider it my failure. He said that every year there are five lakh accidents and one and a half lakh deaths, 65 per cent of those aged 18-35 are in death. He said that the new Motor Vehicle Act remained stuck in the Rajya Sabha for a year, which has now passed.
Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari termed the failure of his ministry to prevent road accidents
Gadkari said that 30 per cent of Bogle licenses are in the country, there should be transparency in the licensing process, one man holds different licenses in three cities. He said that what should not be done properly for a bus driver who sits on 50 people and runs a bus, so we are going to open a training school. Also, the penalty for breaking traffic rules was increased so that people are afraid and they follow the rules while walking on the road. On the question of creating five crore jobs, Gadkari said that we had targeted to build 40 kilometers of roads every day, now it has become 32, maybe even 40 by this year. Similarly, a target has been set to create 5 crore jobs. Gadkari said that new schemes in the MSME sector will open up new avenues of employment, the situation is challenging but we are working to find a way out, although it may take time.