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Maruti Suzuki releases road safety index

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Country's largest carmaker today released a road safety index, covering eight cities including the national capital and

The index, compiled across several categories on the basis of citizen views and ground level surveys, rates cities across the country on road safety on various parameters like road lighting, maintenance and infrastructure.

The names of winner cities were announced by Union Transport Minister

While featured on top for pedestrian rights, scored maximum for its connectivity, road quality and road infrastructure.

As per the index, topped in road safety while scored high on road cleanliness.

"Road safety is increasingly becoming a matter of national importance. As a leader in automobile industry we are working on inculcating safe driving habits among people through various training initiatives," MSI Executive Director Marketing & Sales RS Kalsi said.

This initiative of city-wise road safety index further strengthens the company's mission for safer roads, he added.

The objective of the report is to lay down parameters which can become guidelines for government institutions, NGOs and to improve road safety, Kalsi said.

Other cities covered under the index include Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 21:13 IST