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1.Sonia Gandhi appeals to PM Modi

The construction industry employs 30 million people, more than the population of Australia or Malaysia; yet only 4 per cent of the current 32 million workers are skilled.


2.Nitin Gadkari launches Safer Roads for Gurugram Road Safety Data Dashboard

Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor inaugurates e-learning module for ‘Youth and Road Safety’ developed by Safer Roads for Gurugram in partnership with UNITAR.


3.How safe are our buildings?

Building collapses are often related to planning, design and material


4.Lucknow Metro’s N-S Corridor 23-km stretch

The stretch will reduce travel time by 50 minutes


5.How are potholes adding to the country’s death toll?

Stats have it: The year 2015 witnessed a massive 10,727 deaths due to crashes caused by potholes, speed breakers and roads that were under repair or being constructed. Further, pothole related accidents recorded a death toll of 3,416 last year, as compared to 3,039 the previous year.


6.NHAI to inspect Pune-Blore highway

To identify accident-prone locations on Pune-Bangalore highway and suggest road-safety measures for the same, a team of safety consultants from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will inspect the highway sections on November 12.


7.Sohna Road in Gurgaon needs foot over-bridges

In Gurgaon, the Sohna Road has now turned into accident-prone one. Number of speeding vehicles on the road have gone up and lack of foot overbridges and subways is seen as the main reason for the accidents. Absence of foot over-bridges on the road is endangering the lives of pedestrians who cross the busy road.


8.Brifen ropes to be installed on more spots on Pune e'way

To make travel safer for motorists on Pune-Mumbai Expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is to install Brifen wire ropes at a few accident-prone spots of the 95-km-long expressway. A pilot project for the same expressway was carried out in March this year, along a 2.5 km stretch at Kamshet. It was a success. Now MSRDC plans to use the wire rope along the entire 95-km-long expressway.


9.TN proposes ring road for Salem to cut accidents

The Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Sarvey Satyanarayana has said that to check the number of accidents in Salem city, a proposal to build a ring road, about 60 km long, has been made by the Tamil Nadu government.


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