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State govt not serious on road safety: Cong

Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta on Saturday lambasted on state government for its casual attitude towards road-safety stating that it forced the union government to transfer this scheme to Rajasthan.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correpondent, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2013 09:07 PM IST

Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta on Saturday lambasted on state government for its casual attitude towards road-safety stating that it forced the union government to transfer this scheme to Rajasthan.

Nimisha said, “If the state government was serious on issue of Road Safety, it should have allotted an office to Road Safety Council. It clearly shows the government’s attitude towards this sensitive issue.”

“The chief minister is in habit of criticising union government. He should explain in public about the functioning of Road Safety Council. How many meetings it had held? What were the agendas? What steps it had taken to implement the proceedings passed, if any?” Nimisha added.

“The system of issuing new driving licences in state is faulty and full of flaws. If the transport department starts issuing licenses after taking stern tests, road crashes can be curbed. But corruption is prevalent in the department and Congress would try to expose it before the public,” she further added.

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