- Nitin Gadkari expresses concern over road accidents in India
- He said that India tops the world in terms of death toll in road accidents.
- India at number three in terms of number of accidents: International Road Federation
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday (April 6) expressed concern over road accidents and said that India tops the world in terms of death toll in road accidents.
According to the latest issue of World Road Statistics (WRS) 2018 published by International Road Federation, Geneva, India ranks third in the number of accidents, Gadkari said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
Gadkari said that India ranks first in the number of people killed in road accidents and third in the number of injured.
In addition, the percentage of deaths from road users between the ages of 18 and 45 stood at 69.80 per cent for the year 2020, Parliament was informed.
Replying to a separate question, he said that a total of 22 greenfield highways (5 expressways with a length of 2,485 km with a cost of Rs 1,63,350 crore and 17 access controlled highways with a length of 5,816 km at a cost of Rs 1,92,876 crore) were included. are) has been created. development is envisaged.
Three sections of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway ie Delhi – Dausa – Lalsot (Jaipur) (214 km), Vadodara – Ankelshwar (100 km) and Kota– Ratlam Jhabua (245 km) are planned for completion by March 23, he added.
Replying to another question, the Minister said that FASTag is issued to vehicle users on the basis of vehicle registration number/chassis number.
Gadkari said that as of March 30, 2022, the total number of FASTags issued by various banks was 4,95,20,949 and the FASTag penetration at duty plazas on national highways was around 96.5 per cent.