Odisha Transport Minister, Ramesh Chandra Mahji inaugurated the first-ever session of ´India Vision Zero´, a conference to address the issue of increasing fatalities on Indian roads, on 18 September. The event, organized by WRI India Sustainable Cities and BDA, was held to discuss challenges, opportunities, and solutions towards reducing road traffic fatalities in India. The event was themed - ´Safer Streets, Safer Cities´, and was held between 18-20 September in Bhubaneswar.
¨With only 2 per cent of global motor vehicles, India accounts for over 10 per cent of global road traffic deaths.¨
¨We need a comprehensive approach to address road safety, said the transport minister Mahji.¨
¨We need to improve black spots, and create awareness about road safety.¨