Indian Highways and Road Safety

Growth of Indian Highways and Road Safety |Infra Bazaar

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Indian roads sector is in the reviving stage after road minister executed many new policies and programs for betterment, now the investment opportunity is too high and private players are taking a lot of interest in new road projects. Recent trends show there is a lot of growth in this sector.

With improved connectivity road safety has become a major focus for rapid development. Roads are providing better access to traffic conditions, ease transportation and freedom of movement to people. Recognizing the significance of a reliable and swift road network in the country and it plays an important role in influencing its economic development, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has taken up the responsibility of building quality roads and highways across the country.

Unfortunately, India leads the world in road accident fatality rates. At least one person dies in our roads every four minutes. Mostly in highways, accidents occur while overtaking, at junctions and driving at a faster pace. More than the quality of roads the rate of accidents can come down with quality infrastructure and supervision.

Roads signs and symbols as a communication strategy:

There is a vast scope of development in making people understand the road signs. It will improve road safety drastically.

There are primarily three types of Road Safety Signs:

  • Mandatory Signs: These signs are used to ensure free movement of traffic and make the road users cognizant of certain laws and regulations, restrictions and prohibition.
  • Cautionary signs: These signs make the road users conscious of hazardous conditions on the road beforehand.
  • Informatory signs: These signs guide the road users about destinations, distance, alternative routes, and prominent locations like food joints, public toilets, nearby hospitals, etc.

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