Visakhapatnam: The port city will have a national level institution for the safety and controlling the accidents. The proposed institute would be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore. Proposals would be presented before the Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday.
Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, transport minister Siddha Raghava Rao said Vizag is suitable for the proposed institute as it has seaport and airport. However, he did not elaborate on the project. The minister said the state government has plans to minimise accidents and fatality rate by introducing various methods and projects soon. He said a group of ministers had studied the new MV Act bill that would take stringent action on violaters of the traffic norms.