As part of its Road Safety Plan 2021 and beyond, IRF India Chapter (IRF-IC) has embarked upon an on ground Road Safety initiative alongside its 12 monthly Webinars on the theme of “Road Safety Challenges in India & Preparation of an Action Plan”inaugurated on 9th February 2021 by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and MSME. The initiative would cover 7 worst affected highway stretches of 150-200 kms each in the 7 States with highest road accidents, namely, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Kerala and Karnataka. The objective of the exercise is to transform these highway stretches, in association with the State Governments, into forgiving roads with almost zero fatalities and serious injuries.  The transformation is intended through a series of corrective road safety management measures addressing the Es of road safety namely, Engineering, Education,Enforcement and Emergency Care.  On completion of the corrective actions, this will serve the validation purpose. The Hon’ble Union Minister has already addressed the Chief Ministers of the selected States and the process of identifying the highway stretches and other associated actions in this regard are in progress. Members of IRF-IC and all road safety stakeholders are requested to sponsor the IRF-IC’s road safety initiative on “Demonstration Safe Corridors Projectin Seven States” and contribute generously for this purpose. All contributions would qualify as mandatory CSR spends, if provided under their CSR initiative, while other donations would be eligible for Income Tax exemption under Section 80G of the IT Act 1960. Contributions in favour of the “International Road Federation – India Chapter” may be made as per the details given below. Bank Account No. : Current Account No. 06061100068179 IFSC Code : PSIB0000606 Bank Name : Punjab & Sind Bank Bank Address : Rajindra Place Branch, New Delhi  – 110008 PAN No. : AAAAI4265N GSTIN : 07AAAAI4265N1ZE While contributing, please keep IRF-IC informed of the contribution made,through an email at [email protected]