Safe Kerala Roads Project to be rolled out across the state
Kerala state government is set to launch ‘Safe Kerala Project’ aiming to curb road accident deaths in the state.
The state is set to launch India’s first 24*7 safety enforcement squad under the project to enforce road laws and to speed up rescue operations.
The project received cabinet nod the other day and the number of motor vehicle law enforcement squad will be increased from the existing 34 to 85 as part of the project. The government will create 262 new posts for ensuring the smooth functioning of the enforcement squads.The aim of the project is to reduce accident rate by 50 percent by 2020.
The Kerala MVD has also introduced safe zone project at Sabarimala-Pampa route and have succeeded in converting it into zero accident zone last season. The Enforcement squad will also coordinate the rescue of accident victims and shifting them to hospital within the golden hour.Kasaragod and Wayanad will get two new squads under the scheme. Malappuram will get three new enforcement squads and all other districts will get four each.
The installation of surveillance cameras, video surveillance and GPS vehicle tracking system for reducing road law violation to ensure safe journey is part of the project. The project will be implemented by coordinating Police, Motor Vehicle Department, PWD, National Highway Authority, Revenue, and other departments.