LUCKNOW: With parts of state witnessing heavy fog on Monday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath appealed to masses to follow traffic rules so that deaths and injuries due to road accidents can be prevented.
Adityanath’s appeal comes after five people were killed and 33 others injured in separate accidents due to fog on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Auraiya and the national highway in Aligarh.
The CM said the possibility of road accidents due to fog and low visibility goes up during the winters and therefore, it is necessary that everyone follows traffic rules carefully.
Yogi also directed officials to ensure inter-department cooperation for framing a plan of action for road safety and to prevent road accidents, especially during winters.
“All road safety norms should be adhered to,” the chief minister said and added that awareness campaigns on road safety and traffic rules should be carried out across the state.
CM asks officials to ensure bonfires at public places
The CM also directed officials to ensure bonfires at public places and blankets to the poor and homeless. “All night shelters under the urban development department and revenue department should be functional and must have necessary provision of blankets, clothes, food and water. Special attention must be given to security at such shelters and that once these are functional, nobody should be allowed to sleep on roads,” the CM said.





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