"Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted.
He said that the government has set a target of bringing down loss of lives due to accidents by 50 per cent within at most two years.
Suneel Vatsayan also raised the issue to close alcohol shop on highways through his IOGT blog
The government is also setting up a Motor Vehicle and Road Safety Regulation Authority.
India has a dubious distinction which does not make us proud, Gadkari said, adding, vehicle safety standards shall also be improved and manufacturers' lobby shall be tackled appropriately.
The minister said he will write to the home ministry on need for amending various Police Acts to prevent victimization of good samaritans.
"We have begun a programme to rectify problems due to faulty …