Monday, December 11, 2023

400 people die everyday in road accidents in India

Jamshedpur, Oct. 29: Road accident has become a common thing in our daily life. A serious road accidental injury or death changes lives forever- for families, friends, and communities too. Human loss and suffering is immeasurable.

Every day we find a few deaths, because of Road accidents at Jamshedpur.

More than 10 Lakh people died in India in the last 10 years. Around 400 people are killed in road accident in India every day. On an average 2-3 persons are killed at Jamshedpur or in an around because of road accidents.

Over 400 people were killed in road accidents every day in 2015, government data reveals.

Fresh data submitted by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the Rajya Sabha this week indicates just how alarming the situation is. 1,46,133 people were killed in road accidents in India in 2015, a 4.6% rise over 2014 when 1,39,671 people were killed.

The hazard of accident on the road will be there, but the big question is how to minimise it? Keeping this in mind, Indian Institute for Shop Floor Managers (IISM) Jamshedpur is conducting an Awareness training program on �Road & Transport Safety�.

The objective of the training programme was to give awareness to various segments of the society to reduce accidents on road. Experts and experienced faculties from Kolkata and Du Pont trained faculty from Tata Steel conducted the program. Several top including- Introduction to road safety, Importance of road signage and marking, Traffic control devices and road safety norms, Government initiatives and legislative provisions to improve road safety and Role of corporate houses for improving road safety awareness.

The training programme has been designed and developed by Sougata Sarkar, Manager IISM and Ranjit Ram, Vice President IISM, Jamshedpur in consultation with many experts. The Chief Guest for the program was Vivekananda Thakur, Dy. SP, (Traffic) Jamshedpur and the guest of honour was Sanjay Kujur, DTO, Jamshedpur.

Beside them Vilas N Gaikwad, Chief Safety, Tata Steel Ltd. and Amitava Bakshi, President, IISM Jamshedpur was also present during the one day training program at CFE Auditorium.

The participants from various medium and small manufacturing industries like TCIL, JAMIPOL, TataBluescope, JCAPCPL etc. transporters, travels, school teachers, and traffic police from various police stations attend the programme.

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