Gujarat turns out to be second state to set up street security authority

Very nearly three years after the Gujarat Road Safety Authority (GujROSA) Act, 2018, was passed in the state gathering, the authority was comprised in the last 50% of December 2020, with the arrangement of chief board individuals. L P Padalia, a resigned IAS official of the Gujarat unit, has been designated as its first head.

Specialists said that after Kerala, Gujarat turned into the second state in India to set up the position that will fill in as an extension between different arms of the public authority. The essential command of the body is to guarantee the 4Es of street wellbeing: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Environment and Emergency Services.

Padalia said that the authority is focused on diminishing street auto collisions and fatalities in the state through aggregate endeavors.

As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) information, Gujarat in 2019 had recorded the passings of 7,428 people in 16,503 mishaps, though 15,976 people were accounted for harmed. The analysis over the authority reaction had frequently highlighted the way that the divisions — going from streets and structures to police — think in storehouses with regards to issues identified with streets. The staying point was locale and authority over different pieces of the streets.

“But with the authority in place, we are hopeful that there will be better coordination and cohesive planning in both the urban areas with high traffic density and on the highways where the fatalities are more,” said a member who did not wish to be named. “Citizens can also approach district-level committees or the authority directly about their issues.”

Amit Khatri, who is important for the leader council, said that with individuals from practically all conceivable stakeholding segments in the body, it will be simpler currently to comprehend the issues of street security. Actualizing a uniform approach will likewise be encouraged, Khatri said.