Centre prepares Rs 14,000 cr plan to reduce accidents on National Highways

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government has prepared a 14 thousand crore rupees project to identify accident black spots and plug gaps on National Highways to reduce casualties.

In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Mr Gadkari said, the Finance Ministry has given its in- principle approval to the project. He said, it is a highly sensitive subject for Central government and for the last five years, the government is trying its level best to reduce road accidents but the success ratio is not satisfactory.

He appreciated the work being undertaken by the Tamil Nadu government to reduce road accidents. He said, due to efforts of the Tamil Nadu government, there has been a 15 per cent drop in accidents in the state while for the rest of the country , the reduction is just 1.5 per cent .

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