According to Nitin Gadkari, India ranks first in terms of the number of people died in road accidents and third in terms of the number of people injured in road accidents.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, expressed worry about road accidents on Wednesday, noting that India ranks first in the world in terms of the number of people killed or injured in road accidents.
In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Gadkari stated that, according to the most recent World Road Statistics (WRS) 2018, which was published by the International Road Federation in Geneva, India ranks third in terms of the number of accidents.
In addition, Gadkari stated that India ranks first in terms of the number of people died in road accidents and third in terms of the number of people injured in road accidents.
Parliament was also informed that the rate of fatalities involving road users aged 18 to 45 years amounted at 69.80 per cent for the year 2020, according to the Department of Transport.
In response to a separate question, he stated that a total of 22 greenfield highways (5 expressways with a length of 2,485 km and a cost of Rs. 1,63,350 crore, and 17 access-controlled highways with a length of 5,816 km and a cost of Rs. 1,92,876 crore) were envisaged for development, with 5 expressways having a length of 2,485 km and a cost of Rs. 1,63,350 crore, and 17 access-controlled
On the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, three sections are scheduled for completion by March 23, including the Delhi “Dausa-Lalsot-Jaipur” (214 km) segment, the Vadodara “Ankleshwar” (100 km) section, and the Kota” Ratlam Jhabua (245 km) part.
In response to another question, the minister stated that FASTags are issued to car owners based on the vehicle registration number/chassis number.
According to Gadkari, the total number of FASTags issued by various banks as of March 30, 2022, was 4,95,20,949, and the FASTag penetration reached at fee plazas along national highways was roughly 96.5 percent, as of March 30, 2022.