Maruti Suzuki India Limited has been promoting road safety as a cause of grave concern for a long time now. The company has also made it a point to take the things in its own hands and brought out a combined average score of safety on different parameters of road safety. The index, compiled on the basis of citizen views and ground-level surveys, rates eight Indian cities on road safety. The cities covered include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
The winning cities under pedestrian rights was Mumbai, Road Lighting & Maintenance to Kolkata, Motor Laws & Traffic Controls to Mumbai, Emergency Services to Chennai, Road Cleanliness to Ahmedabad, Connectivity, road infrastructure and road quality to Delhi, Road safety to Bengaluru, Differently-abled Friendly to Mumbai and Pollution Control to Pune.
The reports have been prepared under the Indian road safety mission (IRSM), a nation-wide initiative by Maruti Suzuki in partnership with Times Now television. The main focus of the report is on laying down the parameters which can become guidelines for Government institutions, corporate and NGOs for betterment of road safety in the cities covered.
The cities which won under each category have been felicitated by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road transport, Highways, which was held at IRSM conclave held in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, Mr R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki, said, “Road Safety is increasingly becoming a matter of national importance. As a leader in automobile industry Maruti Suzuki has been working on inculcating safe driving habits among people through our various driving training initiatives. This initiative of city-wise Road Safety Index further strengthens our mission for safer roads. We are optimistic that the index will serve as a reference point for the stakeholders to identify and work in a systematic manner to improve road safety scenario in their respective cities.”