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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
26-July-2018 16:40 IST
Reduction in Road Accidents and Fatality

The Minister of State for Road Transport and Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that as per the data received from police departments of States/UTs, significant reduction in road accidents and fatality have been achieved in the calendar year 2017. Incidence of road accidents have declined by 3.3 per cent in 2017 as compared to 2016. There is a 1.9 per cent fall in the number of persons killed in road accidents in 2017.

 

Parameter

2016

2017

% change over previous year

Number  of  road  accidents

    4,80,652

    4,64,910

                  -3.3

Number  of  persons  killed

    1,50,785

    1,47,913

                  -1.9

 

State and UT-wise details of number of road accidents persons killed in road accidents during the calendar years 2016 and 2017  is as follows:-

 

Sl. No.

States/UTs

Number of Road Accidents

Persons killed

2016

2017

2016

2017

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

24888

25727

8541

8060

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

249

241

149

110

  1.  

Assam

7435

7170

2572

2783 

  1.  

Bihar

8222

8855

4901

5554

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

13580

13563

3908

4136

  1.  

Goa

4304

3917

336

328

  1.  

Gujarat

21859

19081

8136

7289

  1.  

Haryana

11234

11258

5024

5120

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

3168

3114

1271

1203

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

5501

5624

958

926

  1.  

Jharkhand

4932

5198

3027

3256

  1.  

Karnataka

44403

42542

11133

10609

  1.  

Kerala

39420

38470

4287

4131

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

53972

53399

9646

10177

  1.  

Maharashtra

39878

35853

12935

12264

  1.  

Manipur

538

578

81

136

  1.  

Meghalaya

620

675

150

182

  1.  

Mizoram

83

68

70

60

  1.  

Nagaland

75

531

46

41

  1.  

Odisha

10532

10855

4463

4790

  1.  

Punjab

6952

6273

5077

4463

  1.  

Rajasthan

23066

22112

10465

10444

  1.  

Sikkim

210

196

85

78

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

71431

65562

17218

16157

  1.  

Telangana

22811

22484

7219

6596

  1.  

Tripura

557

503

173

161

  1.  

Uttarakhand

1591

1603

962

942

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

35612

38783

19320

20124

  1.  

West Bengal

13580

11631

6544

5769

  1.  

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

238

189

17

21

  1.  

Chandigarh

428

342

151

107

  1.  

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

70

67

46

43

  1.  

Daman & Diu

71

79

38

36 

  1.  

Delhi

7375

6673

1591

1584

  1.  

Lakshadweep

1

1

1

0

  1.  

Puducherry

1766

1693

244

233

 

Total

           480652

 

464910

                       150785

              147913

 

The Minister further informed that Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) was launched on 9th May, 2015 by the Government to provide accidental insurance cover including for road accidents. PMSBY provides accidental death/disability insurance cover of Rs. 2 Lakhs for an annual premium of Rs.12/-. Any person within the age group of 18-70 years having a bank account can enrol for PMSBY. The scheme is offered/ administered through Insurance Companies both public sector and private in tie-up with scheduled commercial banks / Regional Rural Banks / Cooperative Banks concerned.

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