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Transport ministry launches road safety training programme for engineers

Year 2017 accounted for about 140,000 deaths caused by non-adherence or absence of road safety norms

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The Union ministry of road transport and highways has launched a national programme to train civil engineers and road transport professionals in road safety. 

The second batch of engineers completed their training on Friday, raising the number of engineers trained so far to 200.  The training is being conducted by the Asian Institute of Transport Development (AITD), with which the ministry has tied up to provide safety training to about 4,000 professionals. The training programme will cover all states and union territories in the country, according to AITD.

Last year accounted for about 140,000 deaths caused by non-adherence or absence of road

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 11:47 PM IST

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