Bengaluru: The Legislative Council on Thursday approved the Karnataka State Road Safety Authority Bill, 2017, which has already been approved by the Legislative Assembly, after elaborate debate of over two-and-a-half hours.
The Bill is aimed at constituting the Karnataka State Road Safety Authority and the Karnataka State Road Safety Council for implementing road safety programmes and for the establishment of the Road Safety Fund in the State and related matters.
Congress member V.S. Ugrappa, who analysed the Bill in detail, criticised overdependence on IAS and IPS officers and sought inclusion of experts while constituting the authority. He listed what he termed as various anomalies and sought modifications.