‘I could not save lives as Transport Minister’
During an interview given to a private channel, Gadkari was asked that apart from the best network of roads, is there anything that you think you regret that you could not do. On this, Nitin Gadkari said that see the roads are being made good, it needs to be made better. Then Gadkari said that I am sad about one thing. I have no hesitation in admitting this either. Gadkari said that being the Transport Minister, I did not succeed properly in saving the lives of the people. Gadkari said that I did everything as a minister, but this thing hurts a lot.
Gadkari sought cooperation to prevent accidents
Citing figures, Nitin Gadkari said that there are 5 lakh accidents and 1.5 lakh deaths in our country. 3 lakh people lose their arms and legs. We are constantly improving in Auto Mobile Engineering, Highway Engineering and Road Car Engineering. Also looking for black spots. Apart from this, we are also educating people about road rules. With the help of this we are trying to make them sensitive citizens. However, Gadkari also said that until the nature of the people does not change, there can be no reduction in accidents. Giving figures, he said that 60 percent of the people involved in accidents are in the age group of 20 to 34 years. In the end, Gadkari said that we can reduce road accidents in the country only with the cooperation of people, media and NGOs.