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US to help in making roads safe: Gadkari

By The Assam Tribune

WASHINGTON, July 12 - The US will cooperate with India in making its roads safe by offering a range of innovative technology and software in intelligent traffic management to reduce road accidents in the country, Union for Road and Surface Transportation Nitin Gadkari has said.

Acknowledging that road safety is a �big problem� in India, Gadkari said every year more than 150,000 people are killed in five lakh road accidents.

�We are taking the cooperation of the US Government, particularly in road safety and intelligent traffic management system, which we are also going to implement in India,� he said. �I am very much disturbed (by the status of road safety),� he said.

Gadkari said the US has also promised to give �all technical cooperation for standardisation of our Indian code� for road construction, bridges and flyovers. �Their experience and their present rules and regulations, codification, all the manuals are there and they are ready to share all types of manuals, code and rules and regulations with us,� he said.

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