Road accidents kill more people than Covid last year says
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NEW DELHI: The government is severe about decreasing road accidents as extra folks died from such mishaps within the final one yr than from Covid-19 an infection, highway transport minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned on Thursday.
During the Question Hour within the Lok Sabha, Gadkari mentioned the federal government could be very a lot involved about highway accidents and should take all steps to cut back highway accidents.
“Our government is serious about reducing road accidents…1.5 lakh people died due to road accidents in the last one year which is more than 1.46 lakh deaths due to Covid-19,” he mentioned.
The minister additional famous that the majority of those that died resulting from highway accidents have been folks within the age group of 18-35.
According to a current World Bank report, India accounts for the very best variety of highway accidents globally, with 1.5 lakh folks being killed and greater than four.5 lakh crippled yearly in four.5 lakh highway accidents with losses amounting to three.14 per cent of the GDP.

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