"Through signing this MoU and joining the Global Road Safety Initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies, we partner with the world's leading organisations in improving road safety. The Delhi government, global road safety experts and Delhiites, together will now ensure no more lives are lost on Delhi roads," Gahlot said.
Welcoming Delhi on joining the initiative, KellyLarson of Bloombergsaid, "30 cities will participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for GlobalRoad Safety, a network committed to reducing the deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes.
The initiative will cover various aspects of road safety includingenforcing laws on speeding, drunken driving, wearing helmets and seat belts, and designing andbuilding safer roads and transportation systems.
Promoting safe driving and building public support for road safety via communication campaigns andusingdata from high-quality monitoring and evaluation systems for policy and planning, will be other strategies of the initiative, the statement said.
The 30 cities including Delhi will participate in the 2020-2025 phase of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety. "The cities will receive resources and support to enable them to implement bold, ambitious road safety activities that will save lives and decrease injuries from road traffic crashes," it said.
The participating cities will work in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies' partner organisations and road safety experts, who will provide technical assistance on all aspects of planning, implementation and enforcement, it added.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.