In India, 16 people die every hour in road accidents which boil down to 1 death in every 4 minutes. According to the recently published National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, some 53 cases of road accidents took place every hour during 2015, wherein 17 persons were killed. These grim statistics of Road Accidents in India show how unsafe our roads are actually.
During the Annual Road Safety Week 2017 meeting, Nitin Gadkari asked the state governments to identify accident spots on state highways and send proposals to the road ministry for rectification. The government had earlier said that it will spend an amount of Rs 11,000 crore over the course of 5 years to fix black spots across the country. Till now some 800 black spots have already been identified across India and the ministry has already released Rs 500 crore to rectify them. Read more