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Centre prepares Rs 14,000 cr plan to reduce accidents on National Highways

Newdelhi:118/7/19:Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government has prepared a 14 thousand crore rupees project to identify accident black spots and plug gaps on National Highways to reduce casualties.

In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Mr Gadkari said, the Finance Ministry has given its in- principle approval to the project. He said, it is a highly sensitive subject for Central government and for the last five years, the government is trying its level best to reduce road accidents but the success ratio is not satisfactory.

He  appreciated the work being undertaken by the Tamil Nadu government to reduce road accidents. He said, due to efforts of the Tamil Nadu government, there has been a 15 per cent drop in accidents in the state while for the rest of the country , the reduction is just 1.5 per cent .

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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