The Parliament reported on Thursday that during the 2020 calendar year, a total of 3,66,138 road traffic accidents occurred in India, resulting in 1,31,714 deaths. In response to Lok Sabha’s question, Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Roads and Highways and Transportation, stated that his department has developed a multi-pronged strategy to solve road safety issues based on education, engineering (including roads such as vehicles), and law enforcement. And emergency care.
The Ministry of Roads and Highway Transport (MoRTH) has notified the members of the road safety committees of the parliament in each region of the country to raise awareness of road users under the auspices of the local parliament member (Lok Sabha). In response to a separate question,
Gadkari said that in the first three months of the current fiscal year, the country had built 2,284 kilometers of national roads. According to the minister, the country plans to build 12,000 kilometers of national highway (NH) in 202122. Responding to another question, Gadkari said that his department had received a list of 100 tourist destinations provided by the Ministry of Tourism, which was subsequently revised to 50 destinations for use on both sides of tourist destinations between 15 and 20 kilometers.
Minister also noted that MoRTH had approved a plan in January 2020 for the development, customization, implementation and management of state-level vehicle tracking platforms for security and law enforcement in accordance with AIS 140 specifications of states / UT under the Nirbhaya framework. The total estimated cost is Rs 463.90 crore.